AC Milan denies moves to sell striker Shaarawy

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Rome, April 29: AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has confirmed that they will not sell rising star Stephan El Shaarawy at the end of this season.

Local media reported on Sunday that English club Manchester City had offered 35 million euro for the Italian striker, reports Xinhua.

"There may or may not be something... Clearly this is a 20-year-old player who is already in the senior Italy squad and has scored numerous goals, so he is hot property on the transfer market," said Galliani.

"We have absolutely no intention of selling him. We have the two strikers who represent the future of the Italy side, so we are keeping a tight grip on them," he said.

No racial abuse

Torino striker Riccardo Meggiorini has insisted he did not racially abuse Juventus footballer Paul Pogba during the Turin Derby.

Juventus midfielder Pogba complained during the match Sunday, which the Bianconeri won 2-0, that Meggiorini had aimed a racist insult at him, reports Xinhua.

"There was an insult, but it was a perfectly 'normal' one, the kind you get in football," Meggiorini said. "Pogba shouldn't start crying and moaning if someone says something to him. I get insulted too, but I don't complain, because in football certain things are normal."

"It's not really a story as far as I am concerned and I am far more upset about losing the derby," he said.

IANS

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