Man Utd lay groundwork over January bid for AC Milan's El Shaarawy

Manchester United are in talks with Italian intermediaries about a move for AC Milan attacker Stephan El Shaarawy.

Manchester United are in talks with Italian intermediaries about a move for AC Milan attacker Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Italy U21 international has been in sensational form this season and is under consideration by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as a replacement for Nani, says Mediaset.

United are prepared to bid for the youngster in January, which is expected to see Milan open new contract talks with El Shaarawy before Christmas.

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