FIGC have stated selecting Balotelli would send out “an extraordinary message" after he was racially abused by Verona fans a fortnight ago.
Mancini said, “Football needs to unite, not destroy the good things because of a few people who have done wrong. Balotelli is a player I wish well, and he's at an age where he still can do a lot.
“I would like to pick him, but only when he might be important for us.
“He still needs to work. I would like to pick him when he deserves it tactically."