Former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti admits he'd like to succeed Marcello Lippi as Italy coach.

He has been linked with Zenit St. Petersburg, Milan and Atletico Madrid, but is still very much on the market, travelling the world and studying the game.

"La Nazionale is the dream of any trainer. I feel ready to do it. I speak about a 'foreign' national team but also the Italian one. It's an opening that I would allow," Spalletti revealed.

Asked if his future would be with La Nazionale, Spalletti replied: "If I had to make a prediction I would say with a team from abroad."