El Shaarawy was a step away from moving to China. However, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that talks between the attacker and Shanghai Shenua took an unexpected turn in the last few hours. Reportedly, the ex-Milan man made a request in regards to the manager and the technical staff, both of which were deemed unacceptable by the Chinese side. Because of this, the doors to Trigoria have essentially reopened for El Shaarawy. The attacker and Roma will discuss a contract renewal very soon as Stephan El Shaarawy’s future appears to be tied to Roma.