AC Milan have fallen short with their offer for River Plate sensation Erik Lamela.

Clarin says the teenage midfielder has attracted a €12 million offer from Milan for his services this week.

But River are demanding €18 million and one club official mocked the Rossoneri offer: "They appear short of money."

Lamela, meanwhile, has been urged by local fans to stay with River while holidaying in Mar del Plata.

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