New Blues chief Jose Mourinho is thought to be a big fan of the Italian international, who has developed into one of Serie A’s leading talents over the course of the past few seasons.
In order to push through a move, ‘The Special One’ is willing to allow £50million flop Fernando Torres to move in the opposite direction.
The Spaniard has shown signs of his undoubted talent of late by netting 22 goals last season and finishing the Confederations Cup as the top goalscorer, but his future at Stamford Bridge is still far from certain.
The player himself is believed to have his heart set on regular football ahead of the 2014 World Cup, and could be tempted by a move to Milan.
El Shaarawy is valued highly at the San Siro, but they may be tempted to take Torres in exchange, as long as an attractive cash offer is submitted too.
The 20-year-old, who is of Egyptian descent, is already a first-team regular for club and country and is thought to have a bright future ahead of him.
Chelsea fans, does Fernando Torres deserve another chance? Or would you rather see Stephan El Shaarawy in your starting XI?
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