Italy coach Giampiero Ventura says he intends to speak with Nice striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli has scored ten goals in 13 games for Milan.

“Will I talk with Balotelli? Absolutely, yes,” Ventura confirmed in a Press conference at Coverciano.

“As to whether he’ll be called-up, right now I don’t know. His qualities are not up for discussion, but there are other things that can be questioned and now we have to see where we can go.

“The strength of a team is to have everyone pulling in the same direction, everyone has to be on board.

“That goes for every player, not just Balotelli. The talk that I’ll have with him won’t be decisive in whether or not he’s called-up.”