Real Madrid adopting same strategy they used against Chelsea to sign Kylain Mbappe

Real Madrid have been operating a crafty plan to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

In fact, Real have been implementing the same strategy they used to sign Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

That is according to Football Espana, who claim that Los Blancos have been working on dissuading Mbappe from signing a contract extension with PSG.

That would allow them to either pressure the reigning Ligue 1 champions to sell in the summer with a price reduction or wait until next year when the star striker’s contract expires

Manchester United boss blasts Son Heung-Min for ‘conning’ referee during Premier League clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted Son Heung-Min for ‘conning’ the ref during Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham.

And the Red Devils boss believes ‘the game has gone’ after his side had a goal ruled out by VAR after an incident involving Spurs ace Son and Scott McTominay.

Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The game has gone, absolutely gone. If that’s a clear and obvious error, it’s one he [the ref] had to look at. It was a perfectly good goal, we shouldn’t be conned. I have to say, if my son stays down for three minutes and needs ten mates to help him, he won’t get any food because that’s embarrassing.

“We weren’t conned, the ref was. That kick-started us. [Before] we played like a team who had played in Europe on Thursday.

“Top reaction, we played great stuff second half. We felt the injustice and showed good character to come back. We can’t let those decisions ruin this good season for us. The goals we scored were excellent.

“Cavani showed why he’s a No9. Fred even scores, that shows just how good we were. It was an excellent [disallowed] goal. Unfortunately the ref decided we are not playing football or VAR decided. I’m absolutely shocked if that is a foul.”

Confusion as British ministers, sports chiefs meet over Chelsea, Manchester City clash

Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will still go ahead, The Sun understands.

Ministers and sports chiefs will meet Monday and agree to allow the event to go ahead.

It will likely open with a minute’s silence and black armbands for the players.

The Government has told The FA the decision is up to them — but the 5.30pm kick-off may change if it clashes with Prince Philip’s service.

The Football League has already told its clubs that 3pm games may be moved ‘to avoid a clash’.

Crystal Palace boss unhappy his stars made life easy for Chelsea on Saturday

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson couldn’t contain his frustration after his side’s poor start gifted Chelsea an easy ride at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park after failing to endure an early Chelsea blitz. The Blues went two up early on with Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic causing havoc in the Eagles’ backline.

Wilfried Zaha ran himself ragged from first minute to last, but barring a Christian Benteke header, Hodgson’s side offered very little.

Speaking to the BBC after the match, Hodgson said: “We know they are a good side, everybody knows that, but we can’t afford to play the way we did in the first half.

“Both of the first goals came about through balls lost near our own goal. Suddenly they find themselves 2-0 up after 10-11 minutes. We needed to defend well and make good decisions.

“But we came in at half-time 3-0 down. How many teams can come back from 3-0 down against this Chelsea team?

“To give some credit the players did better in the second half and showed some fight in them but the bottom line is we played against a Chelsea team that we believed we could stretch and we’re on the back end of a 4-1 defeat and needed to do some last-ditch defending to keep it down to four.

“That was the theme of our message to the team that it wasn’t good enough and it wasn’t what we tried to do [in the first half]. We pulled one back and could have even gone away with a smaller margin defeat but we didn’t.

“It’s sad that this was an opportunity for us to take a point at least from the game but all we can do is congratulate Chelsea for their good performance and well deserved victory.”

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(Video) Mason Greenwood scores! 90+5’… Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United

Fred and Cavani combine to release Pogba in the middle of the pitch.

The Frenchman turns and plays the ball across to the opposite flank where Greenwood was waiting.

The Man Utd youngster sells Reguilon a hotdog before blasting the ball past Lloris!

Game over!

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(Video) Cavani scores a beautiful goal! 79’…Tottenham 1-2 Manchester United

Cavani has scored, and United are ahead!

He saw one ruled out earlier, but this one stands and, in truth, it’s a beauty.

United pieced together a fine move down the right and Greenwood was teed up for a cross.

It was a lovely ball in and Cavani, stooping low, nodded into the far corner.

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(Video) Fred equalizes! 57’… Tottenham 1-1 Manchester United

Fernandes, Fred and Rashford combine to work some space on the edge of Tottenham’s penalty area.

Fred then plays Cavani through on goal and the veteran striker gets a shot off, but Lloris saves well!

The ball falls back to Fred who has continued his run into the penalty area and the Brazilian smashes the ball home!

That one’s not going to get chalked off! GAME ON!

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Guardiola gives his blessing over Sergio Aguero’s move to Chelsea

Pep Guardiola will have no problem if Sergio Aguero decides to stay in the Premier League this summer.

SunSport revealed last month that the legendary Manchester City forward, 32, is keen to remain in England when he leaves the Etihad in May.

Chelsea are tipped to make a move while Tottenham, Manchester United and even today’s opponents Leeds have also been linked.

And City boss Guardiola said he wants the Argentine to be happy and is not worried about him coming back to haunt his club.

The Spaniard said: “I want the best for him, all of us do. Find the best for Sergio for the last years in his career, for sure.

“We’ll be delighted with the decision he takes, the best for him and his family and career. My preference is his preference. His preference is my preference. The best for him is the best for all of us.”

Half-Time Report: (Watch Son Heung-min’s Goal on Video) Tottenham 1-0 Manchester United

Son is the man in the spotlight after that first half after scoring to hand Spurs the lead at the break!

It was a pretty dull affair until United put the ball in the net, Cavani slotting home after Pogba’s little prod through.

The effort was chalked off, though, with McTominay penalised for catching Son in the face with a stray arm.

Edinson Cavani thought he handed Man Utd the lead with a well-timed finish through the legs of Lloris.

But VAR spotted a rather soft “foul” in the build-up on Son and the goal was chalked off.

And unfortunately for United, it would be Son who opened the scoring later on.

Kane’s flick on wasn’t dealt with, Lucas played it across goal and Son finished past Henderson.

You could sense the tension and frustration as the half went on…. the half-time whistle came to the rescue before we saw some more yellow cards!

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Chelsea “winning the race” to sign Sergio Aguero

Latest reports claim Chelsea are ahead in the race to acquire the services of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

The in-demand Argentine is billed to leave the Etihad club in the summer when his contract expires.

Many clubs have thrown their names into the ring, reportedly including the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and PSG.

However, it turns out that Chelsea are one of the leading candidates for the Argentine’s signature. Described as ‘winning the arm wrestle’ by top Argentinian source TyC as they search for competition for out of form Timo Werner.

Although Aguero maybe past his peak, he still looks like he could be a useful option at least on a short-term basis, and it would be great to see him extend what has been a great career in English football.

The 32-year-old is currently fourth on the list of all-time leading scorers in the Premier League, and he’s bound to climb even higher if he ends up at Chelsea.