Date: 7th January 2016 at 3:22pm
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West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Italy international forward Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Premier League side, who sit sixth in the standings following their 2-0 win over Liverpool at the weekend, are thought to be exploring the possibility of launching a loan bid for the out-of-favour AC Milan winger this month.

The 23-year-old, who has 17 international caps for his country, has scored three goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for French outfit AS Monaco this season.

El Shaarawy, who has been on loan with the Ligue 1 side since the summer, is reported to be heading back to the San Siro in January in order to be moved on once again by the Italian giants.

It is understood that Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is interested in an initial loan deal for El Shaarawy, with the option of making the switch permanent for around £10m in the summer.

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have also been linked with a move for the Italian winger this month.

 
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