The Blues board are probably still rueing the fact they allowed a 13-year-old Kylian Mbappe to slip through their grasp in 2012.
“He took a trial and didn’t end up convincing us because he didn’t offer enough defensively,” said former Chelsea scout Serge Daniel Boga.
“So, they asked his mother if he could come back for a second trial and she said no.”
With Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi’s futures in doubt, however, Chelsea will need a new striker.
And making up for their past mistake by signing Mbappe in 2020 would be a huge victory for Frank Lampard.
It will surely be a joy seeing Mbappe, Tammy Abraham and maybe Jadon Sancho leading the Blues attack next season.