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Report: World Cup 2010: Ghana To Launch Fresh Mario Balotelli Bid

Ghana boss Miroslav Rajevac could soon travel to Italy to have talks with Inter star striker Mario Balotelli and enquire after his availability to play with the African side at this summer’s World Cup finals, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Balotelli was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents and has already featured for the Nazionale at Under-21 level.

But FIFA rules would not prevent him from defecting to another national side at senior level and Ghana international midfielder Sulley Muntari and Rajevac’s Serbian compatriot Dejan Stankovic are reportedly trying to convince their team-mate to seize this chance.

“He is a great talent and can become one of the best strikers in the world,” said Rajevac, who had already revealed his desire to include Balotelli in his squad last December.

“Ghana are offering him a nice opportunity. He is of Ghanaian origins and he would find plenty of lads like him in our squad.

“Mario has the chance to take part in the World Cup with one of the most interesting teams and his arrival would be welcomed with enthusiasm. It’s up to him: we’d be happy to have him at our disposal.”