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Nantes coach Ranieri: Balotelli deserves Italy 'test'

Nantes coach Claudio Ranieri has called on Italy to recall Nice striker Mario Balotelli.

The former AC Milan forward has shone in France this season with Nice.

And Ranieri says: "Balotelli in Azzurri? I do not know, but seeing him here I say that he makes the difference in France, since we need to find a goleador, I think that Mario needs to have a test to demonstrate, or not, his maturity."

Ranieri was also asked about Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon.

"The future of Buffon? Gigi has a charisma and an intelligence above average. He will hang up the boots and will know where - if it's the national team or Juventus."

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