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, Kylian Mbappe, Igor Thiago, Gabriel Martinelli, Hansi Flick, and Dan Ashworth, gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Kylian Mbappe has informed Paris Saint-Germain of his intention to leave the club at the end of the season

Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will leave the club at the end of the season, according to various reports.

Mbappe’s contract at the Ligue 1 champions expires after June 30 and Real Madrid have long been linked with the 25-year-old.

Mbappe has informed the club of his decision – although the terms of his exit are “yet to be fully agreed.

The news comes the day after Mbappe led PSG to a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad in the first leg of the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League.

The France international has scored 243 goals in 290 appearances since leaving Monaco for Paris in September 2017, winning five league titles in the process.

PSG are set to save a staggering €200 million per year following Mbappe’s expected departure after seven years in the capital, which they will reinvest in their youth programme.

Madrid are the frontrunners to sign Mbappe, but reports in recent days suggest Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal are interested in acquiring the superstar in the summer.

However, the price of any potential deal for the France captain could prevent clubs from making a move.

Kylian Mbappé has informed today also his teammates at PSG about his decision to leave as a free agent.

It was during today’s training session. Mbappé didn’t mention his future club to them or Real Madrid move. He just confirmed he’s set to leave.

Brentford announced the signing of Brazilian striker Igor Thiago from Club Brugge on Wednesday, in a move that will spark further speculation over the future of Ivan Toney

Brentford announced the signing of Brazilian striker Igor Thiago from Club Brugge on Wednesday, in a move that will spark further speculation over the future of Ivan Toney.

Thiago, who has scored 26 goals in 40 appearances this season, will join the Bees on a five-year deal in July.

“I’m very pleased that we have been proactive as a club; big credit to Matthew Benham, Phil Giles and Lee Dykes for the hard work they have done. We are ahead of the curve,” said Brentford boss Thomas Frank in a club statement.

We have signed a key player for a key position. Thiago is a very exciting striker who fits the role in our team. He is hard-working and a very good pressing player. He is also a physical presence, very good in the box and can link the play.

He’s progressing well in the Belgian league, so there is big potential and we are looking forward to seeing him in a red and white shirt.

Toney is the subject of interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea and Frank conceded earlier this month that the 27-year-old is “likely” to be sold this summer.

The England international has missed most of the season after receiving an eight-month ban for breaching betting rules.

However, Toney’s return last month has helped propel Brentford six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone as he has scored three times in four appearances since his return.

Liverpool are next in Toney’s sights as the Premier League leaders travel to west London.

Barcelona have Gabriel Martinelli, Kaoru Mitoma and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on their shortlist

Gabriel Martinelli is wanted by Barcelona as they look to improve their options on the wing.

The Arsenal winger is one of three players, as well as Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of Napoli, who could be targeted.

The Arsenal winger, 22, moved to the Emirates back in 2019 and after a number of injury issues, he is now producseveral form.

The Brazilian has scored 20 goals and produced seven assists since the start of last season and is one of Mikel Arteta’s key men.

He remains under contract until 2027 but that is not stopping interest from mounting in him.

Another Premier League attacker also joins him on the list. Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma is under contract until 2027 as well.

Napoli’s Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 23, is the other player being targeted, although he is also under contract until 2027.

Former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick may replace Xavi Hernandez at the Catalan club

While Barcelona are plotting a move for a winger, they also need to find a replacement for Xavi Hernandez.

The Bayern Munich’s former manager Hansi Flick could be the man to step in.

Former Germany boss Hansi Flick is itching to get back into management and has changed agents to make it happen.

Flick has been without a job since being sacked by Germany in the wake of a damaging 4-1 defeat by Japan in September. The 58-year-old previously took charge of Bayern Munich between 2019 and 2021 and he is now keen to get back into club management.

His desire to get back into the business comes at an opportune moment, with two high-profile jobs available in the summer.

Liverpool are searching for a new manager for the first time since late 2015 after Jurgen Klopp announced his decision to step down at the end of the season, while Barcelona need to find a successor to Xavi Hernandez.

Newcastle United’s transfer guru Dan Ashworth is wanted at Old Trafford as the new sporting director

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to appoint Newcastle’s Dan Ashworth as Manchester United’s transfer guru.

Newcastle United will demand a fee over £10 million if he decides to leave for Old Trafford.

Manchester United face a fight to appoint Newcastle’s Dan Ashworth as their new sporting director.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants Ashworth to take on a leading role in the new era at Old Trafford after his deal to buy a 25% stake in United was ratified on Monday.

Ashworth informed his Newcastle bosses yesterday that he has been approached by United. But Newcastle are said to be confident they can demand a compensation fee of more than £10 million.