Kean & Zaniolo in Italy U21 squad

Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo, as expected, have been called up to Italy’s Under-21 squad for their September internationals.

The Everton striker and Roma midfielder stay with the Azzurrini after they were late for a team meeting before Italy’s final European Under-21 Championship fixture against Belgium in June.

The upcoming international break is Paolo Nicolato’s first since replacing Luigi Di Biagio as CT of the U21s.

Nicolato will debut in a friendly against Moldova on September 6, before overseeing a Euro 2021 qualifier with Luxembourg four days later.

Italy U21 squad to face Moldova and Luxembourg

Goalkeepers: Marco Carnesecchi (Trapani), Mattia Del Favero (Piacenza), Alessandro Plizzari (Livorno)

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Verona), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Raoul Bellanova (Bordeaux), Davide Bettella (Pescara), Enrico Del Prato (Livorno), Matteo Gabbia (Milan), Riccardo Marchizza (Spezia), Luca Ranieri (Fiorentina), Marco Sala (Virtus Entella), Alessandro Tripaldelli (Sassuolo)

Midfielders: Marco Carraro (Perugia), Davide Frattesi (Empoli), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Giulio Maggiore (Spezia), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Niccolo Zanellato (Crotone), Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)

Forwards: Moise Kean (Everton), Andrea Pinamonti (Genoa), Gianluca Scamacca (Ascoli), Riccardo Sottil (Fiorentina), Marco Tumminello (Pescara)

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