Reports indicate that Cesare Prandelli will include several young players in his Italy squad for next week’s friendly with England.
The European Championship runners-up are back in action next Wednesday with a friendly against Roy Hodgson’s men in Bern, Switzerland.
Whilst he has yet to name his squad, there is speculation that Prandelli will be calling up a number of new faces for a trial.
Stephan El Shaarawy, Marco Verratti, Mattia Destro, Fabio Borini and Manolo Gabbiadini are all speculated as being included in the Azzurri’s selection.
Next week’s meeting with England is a repeat of this summer’s quarter-final clash between the two nations at Euro 2012, which the Azzurri won on penalties after a 120-minute stalemate.