Tuttosport today published the Golden Boy Award 40 nominees for the past year.
Sports journalists will decide who wins, with the winner usually announced in December.
In recent years the winner of the Golden Boy Award has often gone on to great things. Isco, Gotze, Balotelli, Aguero & Messi are all former winners as well as Manchester United struggling midfielder Anderson.
Paul Pogba is considered an early favourite but faces stiff competition from the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Julian Draxler, Raphael Varane amongst others.
Serge Gnabry of Arsenal is certainly a surprise inclusion.