Last Updated: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:47
AC Milan have ruled out the possibility of Chelsea target Stephan El Shaarawy leaving the San Siro this summer.
El Shaarawy has caught the eye of Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester City, who are eager to try and add some extra firepower to their squad for next season.
The Italy international netted 16 times in Serie A last term and agreed a one-year contract extension in February, committing himself to the Rossoneri until 2018.
The San Siro outfit believe that the 20-year-old is an integral part of the future of the club and are certain that, alongside Mario Balotelli, they can look to challenge back-to-back Scudetto winners Juventus.
A statement on the club's official site read: "There has been a meeting between (Milan vice president) Adriano Galliani, Stephan El Shaarawy and the young star's entourage.
"Everything went well. Stephan has always been an AC Milan fan and has reiterated his determination to continue playing for the Rossoneri.
"No more talk of the transfer market, no more rumours. AC Milan, the Rossoneri colours and the 'Faraone' will absolutely continue on together."
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