Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is planning a meeting with Mario Balotelli to try and persuade him to play in the World Cup.
Ghana coach set to try and persuade Balotelli to join Black Stars
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is planning a meeting with Inter Milan's Mario Balotelli to try and persuade him to play in the forthcoming World Cup.
The 19-year-old grew up in Italy but is of Ghanaian decent and would be eligible for a call-up from Rajevac because he has never played for the Azzurri at full international level.
While he turned down the chance to play for the Black Stars in a friendly against Senegal in 2007, Rajevac hopes he can be persuaded now.
The coach told Wednesday's La Gazzetta dello Sport: "After the World Cup draw I'll go to Europe.
"I have a series of meetings planned with my players in the European (domestic) championship and my intention is to speak with Balotelli.
"The idea is to go to Bologna to meet our captain Stephen Appiah and get him to accompany me to Milan to meet Mario and (Sulley) Muntari.
"I'm happy with the strikers I have but Balotelli has exceptional qualities. Who wouldn't want someone like that?
"He's young, he plays in a big team and he's very, very good."