Inter Milan are tracking the progress of Padova youngster Stephan El Shaarawy.

The 17 year-old, born to Egyptian parents, is contracted to Genoa, where he enjoyed a glittering junior career, and is now tasting senior football in Serie B with Padova.

Inter chief Marco Branca is convinced of El Shaarawy's quality and is monitoring his development closely this season.

The midfielder made his Serie A debut with Genoa as a 16 year-old.

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