Mario Balotelli has shown few signs of wanting to fight his way back into the national side, Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has said.
Italy head coach Gian Piero Ventura is planning talks with Mario Balotelli, potentially paving the way for a return to the squad.
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Italy have secured in-demand Brendan Venter as defence coach until the 2019 World Cup.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea on Thursday replaced suspended captain Sergio Parisse with Zebre flanker Andries Van Schalkwyk for this weekend's Test against Tonga.
Italy and Germany fought out a goalless draw, while France also drew a blank with Ivory Coast in friendlies on Tuesday night.