Deschamps in France discussions
The French Football Federation has confirmed that president Noel Le Graet met Deschamps to discuss terms of a deal to replace Laurent Blanc.
Blanc stepped down from the helm of Les Bleus last week following the fall-out of their UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final exit to eventual winners Spain.
"Noel Le Graet, president of the French Football Federation, and Didier Deschamps met in Paris on Saturday," a statement on the FFF's website read. "They engaged in a discussion on possible terms of contract to be the coach of the France team."
Deschamps, who captained France to their 1998 FIFA World Cup™ and EURO 2000 triumphs, was quickly installed as favourite to succeed Blanc after he left his post at Marseille by mutual consent last week.
The 43-year-old guided OM to one Ligue 1 title and a record three successive League Cups in as many years on the south coast.
Deschamps, who has also previously managed Juventus and Monaco, endured a difficult campaign last season, however, as OM managed only tenth place in Ligue 1.
Should Deschamps be appointed, his first game in charge would be against South American champions Uruguay in Le Havre on 15 August.