England are investigating the possibility of calling in-form Celtic striker Moussa Dembele up to the senior national set-up but face competition from their French equivalents, according to The Mirror.
The 20-year-old centre forward moved north of the border in the summer, joining the Parkhead outfit for £500,000 from Fulham.
"Everyone lives for Celtic and it's unbelievable for me to play for a massive club like this."
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— CelticQuote (@CelticQuote) September 30, 2016
Dembele has impressed domestically, while a brace in the Champions League against Premier League powerhouses Manchester City also captured the collective imagination.
The latest report suggests that the French attacker will be eligible to represent England through residency laws early next year and the Football Association are interested in sounding out the Celtic star over his international preferences.
France want Dembele to stay true to the country of his birth, who he has represented from under-16 through to under-20’s level.
The Celtic star has formed an impressive attacking partnership with Scott Sinclair for Brendan Rodgers’ men, with the pair netting 12 goals in the Scottish top flight between them so far this season.