It’s reported Luigi Di Biagio has given Mario Balotelli a pre call-up for the Italy squad for this month’s friendlies.
The Nice striker hasn’t played for his country since the 2014 World Cup, but his fine form in France has led to speculation that he’ll be recalled.
Now Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Di Biagio has told Super Mario to be on standby for the friendlies with Argentina and England.
That doesn’t mean that Balotelli will definitely be in the squad, but such pre-calls usually indicate that a player will be included in the final squad.
Balotelli has 22 goals in 30 games in all competitions this season.