Galliani told 7 Gold television of the offer.
â€śWhat we hadnâ€™t told anyone was that we received a very big offer for El Shaarawy, but I will never name the club involved. It is a very important club, though,â€ť said Galliani.
â€śI informed the playersâ€™ agent and as soon as he returned from the Confederations Cup I spoke to Stephan.
â€śWe did not want to sell him, so we simply informed the lad and his family that this proposal had arrived for him.
â€śI asked him what he wanted to do. He said the money he had was more than sufficient, that he is a Milan fan and did not want to leave. I kissed him on the cheek and that was that.
â€śWe were not tempted by the offer, but we couldnâ€™t exactly hide it from him. He saw the figures, but did not want to budge. How big was the offer? More than â‚¬30m."