Roma captain Francesco Totti has hinted his international career may not be over despite retiring in 2007.
The 58 times capped Italian forward quit the national squad a year after playing his last game for his country in the 2006 World Cup because he was unsure whether to retire then.
But since the return of World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi, the 31-year-old told Sky Sports Italia he would need to speak to the new coach before he changes his mind. In the meantime he is focused on recovering from knee surgery.
"I have an excellent relationship with him, away from the field as well and we are often in touch with one another," he said.
"It is up to him to see and for now I am only thinking about my recovery. I've not yet spoken to Lippi about this, we will have to weigh things up in the future."
After Roma finished second behind Inter Milan in the Serie A 2007/08 season, Totti would also like to see another striker at the Stadio Olimpico - especially Fiorentina's Adrian Mutu.
"I hope that we sign a top striker. The important thing is that it is a player who can make a difference. I would take Mutu over everyone else. He would enjoy himself here," Totti said.
"(John Arne) Riise and (Simone) Loria are two excellent buys. Riise is an international player and in his role Loria is one of the strongest players in Italy."
The Roma fans' favourite, who may also be in line to renew his contract, has a target set of regaining match fitness by August 24 for the Italian Super Cup.