El Shaarawy close to Shanghai Shenhua

Roma forward Stephan El Shaarawy is on the verge of a transfer worth €18m including bonuses to Shanghai Shenhua, claim reports.

The negotiations had hit problems over the last few days, but seem to have taken a positive turn.

According to Sky Sport Italia, La Repubblica and more this evening, El Shaarawy is very close to completing the move to China.

The player would sign a three-year contract worth €15-16m per season, while Roma are set to pocket €18m including bonuses.

It’s also reported that Shanghai Shenhua had turned to Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado instead, but he rejected the move.