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, Kalvin Phillips, Kieran Trippier, Jhon Duran, Nottingham Forest, and Nuno Espírito Santo, gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

West Ham are in talks for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips but they may face competition from Juventus and others

West Ham have opened negotiations with Manchester City for their midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Juventus have also expressed interest.

West Ham are in talks with Manchester City about taking Kalvin Phillips on loan for the rest of the season.

The Hammers have joined a host of other clubs who are exploring the possibilities of a move for the England midfielder.

Phillips is also a target for Newcastle United, who have suffered from a host of injuries to midfielders, as well as having Sandro Tonali banned for 10 months for gambling on matches during his time with AC Milan.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he would like to bring Phillips to Selhurst Park as he looks for a replacement for the injured Cheick Doucoure.

Juventus have also held discussions with City about the 28-year-old, though the end of a tax break which had helped Serie A clubs take foreigners to Italy would make it more expensive for them than it had been to sign the midfielder.

Bayern Munich may face rejection in their pursuit of Newcastle defender Kieran Trippier

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier, but Newcastle do not want to sell.

The Premier League side regards him as an important part of the first team.

Newcastle United will resist any approach from Bayern Munich for defender Kieran Trippier.

The vice-captain will be going nowhere this month, despite reports of interest from the German champions.

There has, as of now, been no contact between the clubs and the idea of Trippier leaving on loan has been dismissed outright.

Newcastle chief executive Darren Eales did say this month that, in a world of financial fair play, every player has their price, although we are told there is no appetite to sell Trippier this window.

The England star, 33, is central to Eddie Howe’s plans and is seen as an invaluable member of the squad.

Chelsea has been linked with Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran

Chelsea could attempt to sign Jhon Duran from Aston Villa as they look for striking reinforcement.

The club may let another forward, Armando Broja, leave, with Wolves interested.

Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran is irritated by the lack of game time under Unai Emery and has now given some eye-catching quotes to Colombian media.

Duran joined Villa a year ago from Chicago Fire and has been stuck behind Ollie Watkins ever since.

Chelsea are keen to sign a new striker this month and the arrival of a rival could prompt Broja to move elsewhere in search of game time.

Wolves have been linked with West Ham’s Danny Ings this month, but are now monitoring Broja as well. The 22-year-old has been targeted by Napoli and Milan. He has two goals in 17 appearances this season, but with Christopher Nkunku injured again and Nicolas Jackson at AFCON, he should be due some more opportunities.

Nottingham Forest reportedly wants a clearout to afford new players this January

After being hit by a charge for their financial performance in recent years, Nottingham Forest is said to be planning to let several players go to cut their clothes accordingly.

Any signings will be budgeted for by cuts to the existing squad.

Nottingham Forest is adopting a “cautious” approach to the January transfer window after their Premier League charge for breaching financial rules.

“Forest are facing the prospect of sanctions later this season and are determined to show the league they are taking the rules seriously by reining in their spending this month.

After 43 players were signed following the club’s promotion in 2022, Forest is targeting a “net zero” window with the focus on moving fringe players out to lower their wage bill.

Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to bring in another forward and a winger, but Forest will aim to trim the squad before making any additions.

Orel Mangala, Joe Worrall, Scott McKenna, Andrew Omobamidele, Felipe, Serge Aurier and Ethan Horvath could be offloaded this month, either on loan or permanently.

The loans of Nuno Tavares and Divock Origi, signed from Arsenal and AC Milan respectively, will be reviewed towards the end of the window.