Saturday, May 26, 2018

Galliani rubbishes El Shaarawy talk; Sahin’s future remains uncertain

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has assured the Rossoneri’s supporters that teenage superstar Stephan El Shaarawy will not be going to Manchester United, Sky Sports understands.

Despite Milan’s tough start to the 2012-13 Serie A campaign, El Shaarawy has bagged four goals in six league appearances for his club this season.

The forward’s scintillating form has reportedly caught the eye of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and rightfully so.

“Let’s hope Ferguson will stay in love with him, but it’s not in our thoughts to sell him,” revealed Galliani.

“I’d like to give peace of mind to supporters, considering we have recently renewed his deal until 2017.”

Milan have taken just seven points from their first seven league fixtures this season, and are subsequently nine points behind Serie A table-toppers Juventus and Napoli at the moment.

In addition, El Shaarawy won his first international cap for Italy against England in August, fueling speculation that he could become the latest Rossoneri star to leave the San Siro for pastures new.

With that said, the Azzurri international’s agent Roberto La Florio, like AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani, has rubbished reports linking his client with a move to the English Premier League giants Manchester United.

“I have had no contact with the United,” La Florio told “The player has been secured byAC Milan and he is happy to play for them. He has always dreamed it.”

Sahin’s future remains uncertain

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that it is too early to consider a permanent move for on-loan Turkey international midfielder Nuri Sahin, Sky Sports reports.

Sahin has upped his goal-scoring form in recent times, netting three goals in his last two starts for the Merseysiders.

According to Rodgers, Sahin must be both available and affordable before determining whether or not he would be a good signing, on a permanent basis, for the club.

“We’d all love Lionel Messi but whether you can afford him or he’s available is another thing,” added the Northern Irishman.

Now then, if Sahin’s purple patch continues, Real Madrid may consider keeping the Turkish midfielder on their books. Keeping Sahin would not be a bad move for Los Blancos, but would it be the right move for the player? That remains, and will remain, undetermined until the summer of 2013.

UEFA Europa League Betting Odds | Liverpool v Udinese

Liverpool (8/13) v Udinese (5/1); Draw (14/5)

Total Goals | Over 2.5 (19/20) | Under 2.5 (17/20)

Winning Margin – Liverpool | Liverpool by 1 (5/2) | Liverpool by 2 (7/2) | Liverpool by 3 (13/2) | Liverpool by 4+ (10/1)

Winning Margin – Udinese | Udinese by 1 (13/2) | Udinese by 2 (14/1) | Udinese by 3 (50/1) | Udinese by 4+ (150/1)

Winning Margin – Draw | Score Draw (4/1) | Goalless Draw (10/1)


Shawn Etemadi



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