Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has urged Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to keep out of the gossip pages.

Balotelli has an interview in this month's TIME magazine.

Prandelli said: "He's a unique footballer, with a unique personality, based on what he does in his daily life.

"But he must not forget that, above all, he is an athlete. It's important that a footballer is talked about for what he does on the pitch."