Olympique Lyonnais youth academy graduate Jordan Ferri may be just 22, but the young midfielder is stepping up to the plate with a maturity beyond his years as Hubert Fournier's side battle an injury-plagued start to the season.
Paris Saint-Germain 'keeper Salvatore Sirigu has tied his future to the French champions, the Italy international putting pen to paper on a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Parc des Princes until 2018.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic won his 100th cap for Sweden in Monday's 1-1 draw in Austria in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier, while a host of Ligue 1 stars have been making impressions for their countries elsewhere in recent days.
After months out injured, Olympique Lyonnais and France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff has returned to training and has a golden opportunity to reclaim his former standing as OL look to turn their poor start to the season around.
AS Monaco FC may have been shorn of some of their most important players this summer, but full-back Layvin Kurzawa has urged his team-mates to prove the doubters that they are still a force to be reckoned with.