Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Marcus Rashford and Christian Pulisic have been named among the 25 nominees for the 2017 Golden Boy award.
Last year, Manchester United’s Rashford finished runner-up to Renato Sanches, who is on loan at Swansea from Bayern Munich.
He faces competition from Mbappe, who helped Monaco to the Ligue 1 title and Champions League semi-finals, before making a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Dembele and Pulisic have also been nominated for the prize, which is handed out in October.
The award is handed out annually by Italian newspaper, Tuttosport, to Europe’s top footballer under the age of 21. The winner will be decided by a panel of 30 journalists.
2017 Golden Boy nominees:
Aaron Martin (Espanyol), Jean-Kevin Augustin (RB Leipzig), Rodrigo Bentacur (Juventus), Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Amadou Diawara (Napoli), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen), Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Emre Mor (Celta Vigo), Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Allan Saint-Maximim (Nice), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool), Theo Hernandez (Real Madrid), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Enes Unal (Villarreal), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham).