France will face the Netherlands and Scotland in this month’s international break and Chelsea defender Axel Disasi was initially left out of Didier Deschamps’ squad for these two fixtures.

The door has now opened for the centre-back to join the national team after Barcelona star Jules Koundé sustained an injury in his side’s 2-2 draw against Granada on Sunday.

That’s according to RMC Sport, who say the former Sevilla man has been withdrawn from the squad and that the Chelsea player ‘will be called up’ by Deschamps to ‘compensate’ for his injury.

Disasi arrived at the west London club from AS Monaco in the last window and has made 10 appearances this season, scoring a goal in the process.

Deschamps had picked the 25-year-old for last month’s international break but he was left on the bench against both Republic of Ireland and Germany. He has made four appearances for France, of which three were at the World Cup.

Koundé becomes the second France defender after Arsenal’s William Saliba to withdraw from the France squad for this month’s games. FFF have confirmed the Gunners defender has suffered a a toe injury and will be replaced by OGC Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo.