Stephan El Shaarawy is backing AC Milan's move for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

El Shaarawy proved the matchwinner in their victory over Atalanta.

"Balotelli? He's a great player, I would be pleased if he arrived. For these things I leave to the club. I just think to do well. I'm glad we're growing, we needed time, we have to continue like this.

"We can also aspire to third place."