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Conte assures Liverpool striker Balotelli he's in Italy plans

Italy coach Antonio Conte insists Mario Balotelli remains in his plans.

Conte is keen for the striker to settle down at Liverpool before being considered.

"Mario has started a new course, it is not easy, and I think that he must have the right time to integrate at Liverpool.

"We are following him as we are all the Italians who are abroad. I make call-ups rather than exclusions, those are very different things."

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