Didier Deschamps hailed Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe as “incredible” after including him in France’s squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Belarus.

The 18-year-old, who joined PSG on a season-long loan from Monaco in the summer, has scored twice for his new club so far this season and starred in the 3-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

“He says it himself, he’s an offensive player. He can play all positions in attack,” France manager Deschamps told a press conference after announcing this latest Les Bleus squad.

“He does everything very quickly. Without throwing flowers at him, what he is capable of doing is incredible. It does not justify the price of a transfer, but he is capable of doing things that are out of the ordinary.”

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was not selected in Deschamps’ squad, despite improved performances and impressing in the Champions League win over CSKA Moscow this week, before limping off with a thigh injury.

Marseille forward Dimitri Payet, formerly of West Ham, is recalled to the squad along with Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

“Moussa is playing matches in different positions, he’s an additional option,” Deschamps said.

“For the last squad (Payet) was injured. The competition is strong in attack, but if he regains the level he should be at, it makes sense that he returns with us.”

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Arsenal trio Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscileny and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante are also included, with Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann among the other big-name players selected.

Stoke’s Kurt Zouma, Manchester United’s injured Paul Pogba and Lyon’s Nabil Fekir, who were all in Deschamps’ previous squad, miss out.

France face Bulgaria on October 7 before taking on Belarus three days later as they bid to secure their place at the World Cup.

Les Bleus are top of qualifying Group A and lead Sweden by a point, with Holland four points adrift in third.

France squad to play Belarus and Bulgaria:

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (PSG); Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Lucas Digne (Barcelona), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Christophe Jallet (Nice), Layvin Kurzawa (PSG); N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham); Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco), Dimitri Payet (Marseille).