Mario Balotelli has shown few signs of wanting to fight his way back into the national side, Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has said.
Mario Balotelli's third red card of the season was down to using insulting English language, says the referee who dismissed him.
Nice's title hopes suffered another blow with more dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Rennes.
Dimitri Payet and Memphis Depay got their first goals for their new Ligue 1 clubs as both Marseille and Lyon picked up wins on Wednesday.
Radamel Falcao scored two second-half goals as Monaco moved three points clear in Ligue 1 with a 3-0 victory at home to Nice.
Southampton have taken Nice goalkeeper Mouez Hassen on loan.
Southampton are close to completing the signing of Mouez Hassen - the Nice goalkeeper - Sky sources understand.
Bernardo Silva struck a stoppage-time equaliser to clinch Monaco a 1-1 draw against Ligue 1 title rivals Paris Saint-Germain.
Bastia have handed a stadium ban to a supporter in relation to the alleged racist abuse aimed at Nice striker Mario Balotelli.
Italy head coach Gian Piero Ventura is planning talks with Mario Balotelli, potentially paving the way for a return to the squad.
Mario Balotelli revealed on social media that he was racially abused by Bastia fans while playing for Nice on Friday.
Nice's stuttering form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Bastia in Ligue 1 on Friday.
Monaco lead the Ligue 1 table on goal difference after Bernardo Silva scored twice in their 4-1 win over Marseille
Ligue 1 leaders Nice crashed out in the last 64 of the French Cup on Sunday after a 2-1 defeat at struggling Lorient.
Nice president Jean Pierre Rivere has ruled out making a move for Manchester Utd winger Memphis Depay.
Nice forward Mario Balotelli believes "it is not impossible" for him to win the Ballon d'Or if he stays injury-free.
Dundalk's hopes of qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages were ended after a 2-1 defeat at Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
Nice returned to the top of Ligue 1 after comfortably overcoming Toulouse 3-0 at home.
Ligue 1 leaders Nice will be without striker Mario Balotelli for at least three games due to a calf injury.
Nice remain three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after winning 1-0 at Saint-Etienne on Sunday, as Marseille beat Caen.