El Shaarawy set for AC Milan renewal until 2018

The young forward still has a contract for four-and-a-half years, but the Serie A giants are keen to hold on to him for an additional season
Stephan El Shaarawy's agent, Roberto La Florio, has revealed that the attacker could soon sign a new contract with AC Milan until the summer of 2018.

The Italy international inked a fresh deal with the San Siro giants until June 2017 at the start of this season, but Milan are ready to offer him a new and improved contract for one additional season following his fine performances in 2012-13.

"We will open contract talks with Milan over a new deal until 2018 in the upcoming days," La Florio was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 20-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Genoa in the summer of 2011, and has since developed into an important first team member at the Serie A giants.

El Shaarawy has already netted 15 goals in 22 league appearances this term, helping Milan to fifth spot in the league table after a difficult start.