Totti open to international return

MILAN - Former Italy striker Francesco Totti is open to the idea of coming out of international retirement, the AS Roma captain said on Sunday.

"I will talk with coach Marcello Lippi and together we will consider my return to the national team," the 32-year-old, who retired following the World Cup win in 2006, told reporters.

Totti, who has been blighted by injury in recent years, also said he was close to signing a new contract which would keep him at his boyhood club until 2014.