Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is delighted with the early AC Milan form of Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli left Manchester City in January for the Diavolo and he's netted four goals in four games for his new club.

"I'm seeing a great Balotelli," Prandelli told QS. "He is a player regenerated by the fact that he is close to his family again."

Not only can Prandelli now keep a closer eye on the striker, he can also see him in action alongside promising Italian forward Stephan El Shaarawy.

"As the national team boss, I have to be delighted to see Balotelli and El Shaarawy playing alongside each other," he added. "They are not incompatible."