The midfielder, however, remains a Milan player - for now.
"At this time, El Shaarawy is not moving from Milan. Again, to avoid any misunderstandings - for the moment the situation is like this," Braida first told itasportpress.it.
"However, anything is possible in football, more so considering the fact that the transfer market has yet to officially open and will also be particularly long.
"[President Urbano] Cairo is also a friend, so there would be no problem at all.
"Today, El Shaarawy plays for Milan, but tomorrow the situation could change."