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, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Kenan Yildiz, Xabi Alonso, and Jurgen Klopp gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

United pair Raphael Varane and Casemiro could make a return to Real Madrid

Manchester United pair Raphael Varane and Casemiro could make a return to Real Madrid.

Varane, 30, left for Old Trafford in a £41 million switch in 2021, while Casemiro followed him a year later for £70m.

Real Madrid are planning a shock double swoop for Manchester United stars Raphael Varane and Casemiro.

Both have supposedly been put up for sale by Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Ineos are desperate to recoup some of the cash they spent on them to fund their spending.

Varane and Casemiro are both among the club’s top earners. And according to a shock report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid are analysing whether they should re-sign the duo.

Their experience at the club is considered valuable to manager Carlo Ancelotti. But Real Madrid could face competition from Saudi Arabian clubs in the race to sign Varane and Casemiro.

Bayern Munich are willing to quadruple Xabi Alonso’s salary to persuade him to become the club’s new manager

Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to quadruple Xabi Alonso’s salary to persuade him to become the club’s new manager.

Alonso – who is also wanted by Liverpool – has guided Bayer Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga table with 19 wins and four draws from 23 matches.

They famously beat Bayern 3-0 to pile pressure on Thomas Tuchel and last week the Bavarians announced the German would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Bayern Munich are prepared to break the bank to beat Liverpool to Xabi Alonso.

The Bavarian giants are ready to hand Alonso a staggering £20 million-a-year salary to leave shock runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen in the summer after announcing that Thomas Tuchel will be stepping down as coach at the end of the season.

That would make Alonso the highest-paid boss in Bundesliga history – and give him parity with the Premier League’s top-earning manager Pep Guardiola.

And although the 42-year-old Spaniard is unlikely to make money his No. 1 priority, the huge financial package on offer at Bayern will crank up the pressure on Liverpool as they search for a successor for Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp, who will leave Anfield at the end of the season, is paid around £15 million a year. Alonso is viewed by many at Liverpool as a perfect fit.

The Spaniard earns around £5 million at Leverkusen. That’s half of what Tuchel is paid in Munich when bonuses are factored in. He played for Liverpool and under Guardiola at Bayern during a glittering playing career that also saw him star for Real Madrid.

Juventus have just set a £51m price for Arsenal and Manchester United target Kenan Yıldız

Arsenal are the latest Premier League club to show a keen interest in Juventus midfielder Kenan Yildiz.

The 18-year-old has made a positive impression for the Italian giants this season with 15 Serie A appearances to his name, often alongside Dusan Vlahovic, which has seen several clubs in England take a keen interest.

Manchester United and Liverpool have already made enquiries for the attacker.

Despite his favoured position in the starting XI, the teenager has managed just five goals in 24 games across all competitions.

The 18-year-old has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe and the Gunners had been preparing a £34m bid

Jurgen Klopp branded Liverpool’s Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea as “absolutely insane”

A beaming Jurgen Klopp showered praise on Liverpool’s youngsters after their Carabao Cup final triumph against Chelsea.

Virgil van Dijk’s goal deep into extra-time earned the Reds a 1-0 victory at Wembley.

The Reds were missing several key players for the clash, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones and Dominik Szoboszlai all out injured.

The Reds lifted the trophy for a record 10th time thanks to Virgil van Dijk’s header, which came deep into extra time.

They finished the match with several academy graduates on the field due to a string of injuries to first-team players, something which Klopp says made him extra proud.

Klopp: “It’s insane,” he told Sky Sports. “These things are not possible! A team, a squad, an academy full of character. It’s unbelievable what happened here tonight.

“I’m so proud that I could be part of that tonight. Wow! The crazy stuff is we deserved it. Yes, we had lucky moments, they had lucky moments. That’s fine. It was a tough game for 120 minutes. The boys showed up and it was cool.”

“I’m pretty sure that when we brought on all the kids, people were thinking ‘that’s it now, they give up. They’ve got a game on Wednesday’. That was not the case.”

“We thought we needed fresh legs – and the fresh legs were fresh but very young. But they did the jobs. Danns headed against the crossbar. There was another one, a scrappy ball, maybe he could score from there. James [McConnell] and Bobby [Clark], what they did, it’s unbelievable.”

Klopp reserved some special words for the Ireland international stopper, praising what he described as an “unbelievable” display.

“What a mature performance,” the manager continued. “I’ve said it so often. We have the best goalkeeper in the world and the best No. 2 in the world.

“It’s unbelievable how he played. I’m so happy for him as well. Top game.”