Kean handed Italy U21 call-up

Moise Kean, Luca Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo have been given their first-ever call-ups to Italy’s Under-21 squad.

The trio are considered three of Italy’s most promising youngsters, with Zaniolo even making the senior squad for the international break in September.

There is also a maiden inclusion for Cremonese midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli, but Nicolo Barella and Patrick Cutrone are promoted to Roberto Mancini’s side.

The Azzurri face Belgium on October 11, before taking on Tunisia four days later.

Italy U21 squad to face Belgium and Tunisia: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Lorenzo Montipo (Benevento), Simone Scuffet (Udinese); Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Davide Calabria (Milan), Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Luca Pellegrini (Roma); Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari); Gaetano Castrovilli (Cremonese), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo); Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Luca Valzania (Atalanta), Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma); Federico Bonazzoli (Padova), Simone Edera (Torino), Andrea Favilli (Genoa), Moise Kean (Juventus), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Vittorio Parigini (Torino), Luca Vido (Perugia)

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