Bari coach Giampiero Ventura says defender Leonardo Bonucci can gatecrash Italy's World Cup squad.

Despite their modest means the Galletti have the seventh best defence in Italy.

"We have launched many players. We will not manage to keep defenders like Bonucci and Ranocchia in Puglia," Ventura told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"They are two great prospects and Bonucci could even go to the World Cup."