Napoli tried for El Shaarawy

Napoli asked Roma for the availability of Stephan El Shaarawy, but although he is on the market, a deal seems very unlikely.

According to Il Mattino newspaper in Naples, the Partenopei enquired after the Little Pharaoh and whether he’d be open to a January transfer.

They are still seeking reinforcements who can play on both left and right wings, after Simone Verdi opted to remain at Bologna.

El Shaarawy would fit the bill and already knows Lorenzo Insigne well from their time together for Italy.

It’s reported Roma certainly do not consider El Shaarawy to be off the market, but they would require a very large offer to sell him to one of their rivals for a top four finish.