Italian website Tutto Mercato Web has a story about Stephan El Shaarawy’s situation at AS Roma.
The forward moved to the Stadio Olimpico on a permanent transfer from AC Milan in 2016 and has less than two years left on his current deal.
It’s claimed they are ‘one step away’ from securing his future until 2022, even though there was an interest from West Ham United.
The report claims that Manuel Pellegrini’s side tried to start negotiations for the 26-year-old in recent days after rumours of the Hammers interest in Edin Dzeko resurfaced.
Roma have responded to the English capital club and handed them a transfer blow after making it clear to them that El Shaarawy is not for sale.
This report for TMW was carried out by journalist Andrea Losapio and he has written another report for the same outlet talking about the Italian attacker, where he claims the Serie A outfit consider Shaarawy as ‘non-transferable’.
In the second report, Losapio mentions the Hammers are looking at the option of bolstering their attacking division, which is why they are looking at the profile of several players.