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Roma closing in on El Shaarawy, not many boundaries in the way.

From Monaco to Roma, reports Gianluca Di Marzio. This seems like the most likely solution to the problem facing El Shaarawy who is currently frozen out at the Principality of Monaco.

Monaco was one game away from triggering the automatic buyout clause on Stephan El Shaarawy, but elected not to cross that road, forcing Galliani to look elsewhere to sell the Italy international.

Sky Sports Italia reports that the transfer of Il Faraone is almost complete and he will be wearing Giallorosso for the remainder of the season.

The package Roma is offering Milan is a loan with an upfront cost of €2 million with the right, not obligation, however, to buyout El Shaarawy at a figure above €11 million, most likely €13 million in the summer.

The definitive offer is yet to be decided, but these are the building blocks for the El Shaarawy to Roma transfer.

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