National coach Cesare Prandelli believes a return to Italy "could help" controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli's future has been the subject of renewed speculation after it emerged he is taking City to a Premier League tribunal this week.

Press Association Sport understands Balotelli is appealing against a club fine imposed for on-field indiscipline. The Italian has taken the matter to the Premier League, as is his right, after failing in the internal appeals process.

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