Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri would welcome the signing of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Azzurri president Aurelio de Laurentiis admitted interest in Balotelli earlier this week.

"I've never had the opportunity to meet Balotelli in person," Mazzarri told RMC.

"Only those who have had him in their squad know what problems he could cause, but I have experience and I'd find coaching him stimulating."