Harry Kane
Harry Kane scored 79 seconds into his England debut against Lithuania earlier in the season.Getty Images

Harry Kane has been named in the England squad for this summer's Under-21 European Championships and Chelsea teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek has also been rewarded with a place in Gareth Southgate's 27-man squad.

Tottenham Hotspur had been keen for Kane, 21, to be given the summer off after a gruelling season where he has featured in 46 games for his club.

Manchester United, meanwhile, got their wish to have Luke Shaw omitted from the squad, after Louis van Gaal revealed his concern over the 19-year-old's fitness after being stretchered off against Crystal Palace on 9 May.

Chelsea's Loftus-Cheek is in line to make his debut for the U21s after impressive appearances for Chelsea in the final weeks of the Premier League season. The 19-year-old midfielder, who helped the Blues' Under-21 ranks to FA Youth Cup and Uefa Youth League success this season, was widely praised in his debut against Liverpool earlier this month with manager Jose Mourinho later promising him a role in his first team squad next season.

Saido Berahino, who took his tally for the season to 20 with a brace against Chelsea on Monday, has also been named.

While still eligible for Under-21 duty, senior internationals Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley have been omitted from the squad.

Southgate will reduce his 27-man squad to a final 23 before the squad meet up on 2 June, ahead of the start of the tournament in Czech Republic on 17 June.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham); Jonathan Bond (Watford); Jack Butland (Stoke City)

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal); Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur); Luke Garbutt (Everton); Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough); Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, loan to West Ham United); Michael Keane (Burnley); Liam Moore (Leicester City); John Stones (Everton); Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, loan to Swansea City); Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea); Will Hughes (Derby County); Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion); Jesse Lingard (Manchester United); Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea); Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur); Nathan Redmond (Norwich City); James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers); Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan to Middlesbrough); Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion); Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur); Danny Ings (Burnley); Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)