Lorenzo Insigne is in line for his senior international debut after he was called up to the Italy squad for their FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.

The Napoli striker has impressed at U-21 level scoring six times in four matches, while fellow forward Giampaolo Pazzini is recalled for the matches on Friday 7 September and Tuesday 11 September.

The striker hit a hat-trick for AC Milan in their 3-1 win over Bologna and could make his first appearance since last September's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Solvenia.


Italy squad:
Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain), Viviano (Fiorentina);

Defenders: Astori (Cagliari), Balzaretti (Roma), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Cassani (Fiorentina), Maggio (Napoli), Ogbonna (Torino);

Midfielders: De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna), Giaccherini (Juventus), Marchisio (Juventus), Nocerino (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus), Poli (Sampdoria), Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain);

Forwards: Borini (Liverpool), Destro (Roma), Giovinco (Juventus), Insigne (Napoli), Osvaldo (Roma), Pazzini (Milan).