Parma defender Gabriel Paletta has declared his availability to Italy.

The former Liverpool player is Argentine born and raised.

"I've said it before and I repeat it, I am available for the call of the Italian national team," the centre-back told Parma Channel.

"If Italy boss Cesare Prandelli should call me up then I would like to play in Azzurro.

"I am calm, I need to find my match rhythm again," added the man who recently returned from injury. "First it is obligatory to do well with Parma, then we'll see…"

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