El Shaarawy's Milan future in doubt, says Boban

The young attacker's progress has seemingly stalled after an impressive start to the 2012-13 campaign and the Croat thinks a transfer could be an option
Former AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban believes Stephan El Shaarawy is at risk of being sold this summer unless he improves his game.

The Italy international was one of the stars of the first half of the 2012-13 campaign, but his progress halted after the winter break as he struggled to hit his best form.

A number of recent reports even suggested that Milan could cash in on the 20-year-old if a good offer comes in and Boban thinks a transfer is not out of the question.

"El Shaarawy needs to improve a lot. He is too predictable at the moment. Everybody knows what's going to happen when he cuts inside," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"I get the idea that Milan see him as a good player, but nothing more than that. I get the feeling that they are already considering selling him.

"[Adriano] Galliani has already said that he's not unsellable, so I think they will sell him if the price is right."

El Shaarawy's current contract with Milan runs until June 2018.