Pellegrini driving Man City bid for AC Milan striker El Shaarawy

Manuel Pellegrini is pushing Manchester City to prise Stephan El Shaarawy away from AC Milan.

Manuel Pellegrini is pushing Manchester City to prise Stephan El Shaarawy away from AC Milan.

City have already failed with a cash-plus-Carlos Tevez bid for the Italy international in recent days.

But they're expected to return to the negotiating table, says Sportitalia, on the insistence of Pellegrini.

The Chilean is a big fan of El Shaarawy and has told City directors to do all they can to bring the young striker to the Etihad this summer.

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