15:30  +04,  September 13, 2018

Chelsea failed in attempt to sign PSG star Kylian Mbappe

Chelsea missed out on signing superstar striker Kylian Mbappe when he was a kid, Goal reported. Indeed, in 2012, Chelsea’s former scout Serge Daniel Boga even brought him to the club's Cobham training centre, where the attacker immediately impressed. The Premier League giants were keen to arrange a second trial but that did not go down well with the player's mother.

“I brought him over with his family. He was skilful, like he is now. He played against Charlton and won 7-0.

"After a week at Chelsea, we went into the office. We said ‘Listen, we appreciate what we saw from you but we have to invite you back for another trial and we'll see after that.

“I remember what the mother said to this day. She spoke in French to Fraser and I was translating. She said to me, 'Listen, my boy won't be coming back. If they want him they have to take him now or in five year's time they will be coming back to buy him for €50 million!'

"She was right, though. It wasn't even €50m but €180m that someone would pay. So, she knew the quality of her son and she was right.“

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