AC Milan face competition from Bayern Munich for River Plate sensation Erik Lamela.

Milan had a €6 million offer thrown out by River in December, with the Argentine giants demanding closer to €12 million for the teen.

Gazzetta dello Sport says in a sure sign River are ready to sell, club supremo Daniel Passarella is flying to Europe to meet with Milan and Bayern over Lamela's situation.

River are banking on an auction, though Milan insiders say management are reluctant to go higher than their last offer.

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