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Five Premier League clubs wanted to sign Kylian Mbappe in his youth days


All of them saw their moves for him failed

Kylian Mbappe burst onto the scene for Monaco during the 2016-2017 season and helped them to win Ligue 1. His outstanding form caught attention of PSG and took him on an initial loan deal last summer that included the option for a €180 million deal, which was made permanent this summer.

The France International was very crucial for the Ligue 1 giants domestic dominance last term, scoring 21 goals in all competitions and helping them to win the domestic treble.

The 19 year old got a place in the France World Cup squad this summer and was one of the standout players in the tournament. He helped the Les Bleus to lift the trophy after 20 years and even scored in the finals against Croatia.

Before the deal was made permanent by the Ligue 1 champions, he was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. However, he could have been in Premier League as five clubs were interested in signing him before moving to Monaco.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal saw moves for Kylian Mbappe fail during the French star’s days as a youth player, according to the Daily Star.

The striker visited the Blues in 2011 for a stay which included meetings with Didier Drogba, while Arsene Wenger flew to France in an effort to sign the young forward.

By 2015, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool had joined the race, but Mbappe opted for Monaco before sealing his move to PSG.

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