AC Milan are preparing to sell Stephan El Shaarawy in January.Tuttosport says both parties believe a split is the best solution, with El Shaarawy struggling to find a place in coach Max Allegri's system.

Arsenal and Manchester City are among admirers, with El Shaarawy, himself, confirming an offer from City over the summer.

The arrivals of Mario Balotelli and Kaka in the past six months has seen the young forward pushed to the sidelines after a stellar first six months with the Rossoneri last season.

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