Premier League duo ‘both failed in Kylian Mbappe bids’ – Thursday’s gossip

Chelsea and Arsenal both failed in bids to sign French superstar Kylian Mbappe.

The World Cup winner was subject of interest from the Premier League duo as a kid, report the Daily Star.

Arsene Wenger reportedly made a personal journey to Paris to try and convince him and his family to move to north London, but it was Chelsea that made the first move.

Chelsea allegedly set up a meeting with Blues legend Didier Drogba and gave Mbappe a week’s trial, but couldn’t convince him to move to Stamford Bridge.

Stories from Thursday’s Daily Mirror

Hugo Lloris is fighting to save his Tottenham captaincy after the full details of his drink-drive arrest were made public.

Paul Pogba was promised a move to Spain after he spends three years back at Manchester United by his agent.

Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir says he has moved past his aborted transfer to Liverpool – but has not closed the door on a future move to the Premier League.

Cult lower-league striker Jon Parkin has opened up on his own, off-the-wall approach to football nutrition — revealing his pre-match meals would be fishcakes AND a burger the night before, then a full English breakfast on matchday.

England boss Gareth Southgate feels his midweek match-winner Marcus Rashford is a more complete player at age 20 than either Cristiano Ronaldo or Harry Kane were — and laid out how he hopes to help the Manchester United striker, frustrated at a lack of game time for his club, fulfil his potential the way they did.

Newcastle are in the bottom three after four games — and manager Rafa Benitez reckons that’s something you could have expected, considering three of those matches have been against Tottenham , Chelsea and champions Manchester City .

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