AC Milan are regarded as favourites for River Plate midfield sensation Erik Lamela.

Gazzetta dello Sport says with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani in Rio for talks with Ronaldinho, he has also made contact with his Argentine scouts for reports on Lamela.

Lamela famously turned down Barcelona as a 16 year-old two years ago.

Now a first teamer with River, the midfielder is expected to move to Europe in 2011.

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