Barcelona rival AC Milan for Palermo's Amauri

Barca sports chief Txiki Begiristain has had Amauri watched twice in the last fortnight, says Controcampo, and has received glowing reports about the centre-forward.

AC Milan are also keen on Amauri, though like Barca won't consider Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini's £20 million asking price.

Barca are prepared to go as high as £16 million for the centre-forward, who would provide a different option in attack to the club's stars Samuel Eto'o, Thierry Henry and Bojan Krkic.

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