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Ballan, Di Luca and Riccò consider 2008 options

The three prominent Italians will be looking to renew their current contracts or find a new team for the 2008 season. King of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, Alessandro Ballan, is reportedly being courted by Milram according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Also, Gerolsteiner has reportedly shown interest in the 27 year-old, currently with Lampe-Fondital.

Danilo Di Luca, currently with Liquigas, is allegedly entering into negotiations with CSC. The 31 year-old rider form Abruzzo finished fourth in the 2005 Giro d'Italia as well as winning the ProTour in the same year.

Finally, young Saunier Duval sensation Riccardo Riccò is reportedly receiving offers to break his contract (at a cost estimated at €200,000). The 23 year-old rider showed his power in this year's Tirreno-Adriatico and then set the finale of the Milan-Sanremo on fire.

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