AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has refused to rule out the potential sale of forward Stephan El Shaarawy this summer.

The Italy international has been heavily linked to Manchester City of late and remains a long-time target for Arsenal. The 20-year-old recently played down speculation regarding a move away from the Rossoneri but Galliani has now stated he could be sold in this transfer window.

"El Shaarawy is the Milan player with the most requests. He's not unsellable because everything can happen in the transfer market," the 68-year-old stressed.

Stephan El Shaarawy

El Shaarawy has 19 goals and six assists to his name from 46 appearances in all competitions for Milan last season. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had previously confirmed that he is an ardent admirer of the Italian, while City are understood to be ready to shell out around £30m to secure his services.

The youngster can operate anywhere across the frontline and also as an attacking midfielder but produces his best when deployed on the left flank in a 4-3-3 formation. El Shaarawy had previously expressed his admiration for the Premier League.

"I really like the English game. Many people always tell me that I have the characteristics to play in the Premier League. Honestly, I like it a lot, both in terms of environment and football," the forward had said.

Meanwhile, Galliani also claimed Milan are not planning a move for City striker Carlos Tevez, as reported.

The Rossoneri chief had recently stated he was a fan of the Argentine, sparking rumours that the Serie A giants are weighing up a move for the Citizens' star. However, Galliani is confident the club are well stocked in the attacking department and do not need Tevez now.

"There are no negotiations with Tevez," he pointed out.

"As for now we have everything we need in attack. We will play 4-3-1-2 next season with either Riccardo Saponara or [Kevin-Prince] Boateng as trequartista," Galliani added.