AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy has dismissed talk of interest from Manchester City.

Reports in Italy suggest City have been pushing hard for El Shaarawy over the weekend.

"I don't think I will leave Milan," he told La Repubblica.

"If City really wants me, it flatters me. But I want to stay here at AC Milan.

"I always felt total confidence from all: the club, coach [Massimiliano] Allegri and team-mates.

"It's also thanks to them that I am in the Italian national team."