Date: 4th October 2020 at 6:42pm
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Roma are on the verge of bringing forward back to the club, just one year on from selling him to Shanghai Shenhua.

The Italian international enjoyed a positive stint with the Giallorossi from 2016 until last summer, but was offloaded to the Chinese Premier League in a €16 million deal.

However, with El Shaarawy determined to return to European football to bolster his chances of being involved in the next summer, Tuttomercatoweb report that Roma have agreed a loan deal to bring him back to the Stadio Olimpico.

The 27-year-old will return to Roma on a one-year loan and will replace Dutch winger Justin Kluivert, who is now expected to move to Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in a similar arrangement.

Former AC Milan star El Shaarawy scored 40 goals in 139 appearances in his first spell at Roma, helping the Lupi to the Champions League Semi-Finals in 2017.

His stint with Shanghai has yielded a Chinese FA Cup in 2019 and four goals in 19 appearances for the club.