Talking Cock Session: Daily update on the latest club news and highlights

In our latest update talk cock sessions, we look at the latest club news for Chelsea FC, Mauricio Pochettino, Sofyan Amrabat, Victor Osimhen, Thiago Silva, and Timo Werner, gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Chelsea might need to splash out if they are to meet the wage demands of Ivan Toney or Victor Osimhen, and could trim their squad this winter

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Chelsea will aim to add to their squad this January, but they will try to make sure that they do not have too many additions, and will aim to sell some players too.

Trevor Chalobah and Ian Maatsen are two potential players who could be on their way, as is Malang Sarr.

Chelsea are looking at making two or three first-team signings in the winter transfer window to boost head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

But the club want to offset any signings with at least the same number of departures so that Pochettino’s squad does not grow out of control.

Trevoh Chalobah, who was a summer target of Bayern Munich, is expected to be sold, while Chelsea will again listen to offers for left-back Ian Maatsen, who turned down a move back to Burnley during the summer.

Malang Sarr remains up for sale, while, depending on the incoming business, the likes of striker Armando Broja and winger Noni Madueke could consider their immediate futures.

There remains doubt over the long-term future of Conor Gallagher, although it is thought Pochettino would be against considering January bids for him and wants Chelsea to agree a new contract with the midfielder.

In terms of positions Chelsea will look at strengthening, a top-class striker remains a priority, although the club would have to drastically alter their recent approach over wages to land Victor Osimhen or Ivan Toney, while defensive reinforcements could be considered.

Manchester United are reportedly already thinking of replacing Sofyan Amrabat, and may also sign a defender and a striker in January

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Sofyan Amrabat has failed to impress at Manchester United and the Mirror reports that there are already plans to bring in his replacement in January.

The Moroccan international has not met expectations, and there could also be moves for a defender and a striker.

Manchester United’s recruitment team are planning to sign a new holding midfielder in January to replace Sofyan Amrabat.

The Morocco international, 27, was signed on a season-long loan from Fiorentina on deadline day. United paid £ 8.5 million up front for the midfielder and can sign him on a permanent deal for £21.5m at the end of the season, taking the total deal up to £30m.

Yet United are unlikely to activate that clause. Amrabat is struggling to nail down a spot in the starting XI and has played just 18 minutes of Premier League football in November. Teenager Kobbie Mainoo was selected ahead of him against Everton last Sunday.

Yet the move hasn’t worked out as hoped, and Amrabat will need to turn things around quickly if he’s to secure a permanent move to Old Trafford. It’s believed United are also interested in signing a central midfielder, a centre-back and a striker.

Victor Osimhen’s agent was rumoured to be meeting Real Madrid representatives

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Victor Osimhen’s agent came to Madrid while the Napoli forward was playing in the Champions League match against Real Madrid.

That has led to speculation that the agent was there to discuss a potential move for the striker.

Victor Osimhen was joined by his agent in Madrid for Napoli’s Champions League clash,” the paper states.

The striker’s future in Italy remains in doubt amid a row with the club but he travelled to Spain for tomorrow’s group stage match.

Osimhen, 24, was captured taking in the Bernabeu stadium all on his own, joined by none of his teammates.

And Spanish reports suggest the Nigerian’s agent, Roberto Calenda, has jetted in too for transfer talks with Los Blancos after the game.

And that would come as a huge blow to suitors Chelsea.

Chelsea may extend Thiago Silva’s contract

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Thiago Silva may stay on at Chelsea for another year, but the club could instead bring in a new central defender given the 39-year-old’s advancing years.

Fluminese could attempt to bring the player back to Brazil.

Chelsea will decide on Thiago Silva’s future next year, with his contract due to expire in June.

Silva became Chelsea’s oldest-ever player on Saturday when he started against Newcastle aged 39 years and 64 days.

But Chelsea are thought to be exploring potential centre-back signings in the next six months, having already spent big on Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Axel Disasi.

Brazilian club Fluminense are interested in a move for their former player. Silva’s wife, Belle, and sons, Iago and Isago, are likely to remain in Europe if he does return to Brazil.

Trevoh Chalobah is the only Chelsea player actively available for sale ahead of the January transfer window.

Bayern Munich are now reluctant to move for Chalobah given he is expected to be out until at least January with a hamstring issue, diminishing his ability to make an impact on a short-term deal.

Manchester United are also said to be keen on RB Leipzig’s striker Timo Werner

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Manchester United could look at former Chelsea striker Timo Werner as an option to strengthen their front line.

The German struggled in his last spell in the Premier League, when he played for Chelsea before returning to the Bundesliga.

Manchester United have shortlisted £45 million Chelsea flop Timo Werner ahead of a surprise January move.

Werner, 27, returned to RB Leipzig in August 2022 after two difficult seasons in the Premier League, during which he only scored 10 top-flight goals. Despite the German striker’s struggles, United have been tipped to bring him back to England once the January transfer window opens and he could end up being Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s first signing.

British tycoon Ratcliffe, a former Chelsea season ticket holder, is closing in on a £ 1.3 billion deal to acquire a 25 per cent stake in United which will give his petrochemicals company, INEOS, control of the club’s football operations. One of their priorities is to improve the Red Devils’ recruitment on and off the pitch, although Werner would be a questionable start.