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Liverpool join London trio in race for Italian forward

Stephan El ShaarawyIt seems that there will be a battle for Stephan El Shaarawy come January and here in the Football Transfer Tavern we like nothing more. Our landlord notes that according to the Daily Star, the young player is looking for the exit door in Milan, and has attracted the attention of four Premier League sides.

One of our Serie A experts quips that injuries and losing his starting place aside, the starlet would do well to consider a move such is the decline of the once great AC Milan. They will struggle to get Champions League football this term, with Roma, Napoli and Juventus all flying high. Not to mention the fact that when the Premier League comes calling, it is hard to resist.

The 20 year old is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in Italian football but has seen his place in the starting line up affected for a number of reasons, and the arrival of Mario Balotelli has seen him slip somewhat down the pecking order.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and now Liverpool are all after a forward this winter and have placed the Italian International at the top of their wish lists. Given he is young and versatile, not to mention the fact that AC are struggling for money, our punters note that we would not have expected less than the £25 million valuation placed on his head.

Who will land the forward? Let us know your thoughts below.

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