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, Erik ten Hag, Dayot Upamecano, and Jonny Evans’s gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Real Madrid are still expected to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid are expected to sign Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The Frenchman’s deal has long been rumoured but is yet to be announced.

Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr. and Endrick are just part of Real’s plans, these three Brazilians, initially signed by Real Madrid as promising talents in their homeland, with very little first-team experience at the time, will bolster the team’s attacking arsenal from July 2024.

But they won’t be alone. Their primary accomplice will be Jude Bellingham.

Additionally, the arrivals of Brahim, Joselu, Arda Guler, and possibly Kylian Mbappe will further fortify Madrid’s offensive capabilities.

While Mbappe has yet to confirm his future club, many anticipate his move to Real Madrid after the French forward confirmed he would be leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

With the potential additions of Mbappe and Endrick, Real Madrid’s attack promises to soar to new heights, potentially uniting the Brazilian prodigy with the world’s best player.

Erik ten Hag could still be the manager of Manchester United into next season

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag may now stay at the club into next season.

The Dutchman has been under pressure this season, but the club reportedly do not want to make any decision without prospective sporting director, Dan Ashworth.

Erik ten Hag is set to remain in his post beyond this season – even though it was previously claimed some Manchester United players were expecting him to be sacked.

The Dutchman, 54, has endured a difficult second year at the helm after winning the Carabao Cup and finished third in the Premier League last term.

His future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months, particularly since Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos took charge of sporting operations at Old Trafford.

A whole host of high-profile names have been touted as potential successors to Ten Hag, with Champions League qualification for next year still far from certain.

However, it now seems likely that the former Ajax chief will be granted a stay of execution beyond the summer by the club’s new hierarchy.

Manchester United are including Ten Hag in their plans for next season following the recent win over Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The club are keen to have their new sporting director, Dan Ashworth, in place before making a final decision over Ten Hag, who is contracted until the summer of 2025.

Manchester United have three central defenders on their summer shortlist, with one of them Bayern Munich’s Dayot Upamecano

Manchester United have three central defenders in mind when they look to reinforce this summer.

Bayern Munich’s Dayot Upamecano, Benfica’s Antonio Silva and Jean-Clair Todibo of Nice are all under consideration.

Manchester United have drawn up a three-man shortlist of centre-backs ahead of the summer transfer window,” the paper claims.

New partial owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe will look to revolutionise The Red Devils’ squad ahead of next season.

United are interested in Bayern Munich star Dayot Upamecano.

The 25-year-old has tumbled down the pecking order of late, falling behind former Tottenham star Eric Dier.

Also on United’s list is Upamecano’s French compatriot Jean-Clair Todibo.

The third defender on United’s radar is Benfica’s Antonio Silva.

Johnny Evans could also extend his stay at Man United

Another figure who could stay on at Old Trafford is defender Jonny Evans.

The 36-year-old Northern Ireland international could be kept on depending on other transfers in and out of the club in the summer.

Reports of Jonny Evans’ impending retirement may prove to be greatly exaggerated.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill dismissed the latest speculation on social media ahead of his team’s game against Scotland at Hampden Park on Tuesday night, and United sources have also cast doubt over the prospect of Evans calling it a day at the end of the season when he will be halfway towards his 37th birthday.

Whether the veteran defender will get a contract extension at United or have to look for a new club remains to be seen.

Evans earned a one-year deal when he returned to Old Trafford on a short-term basis last summer, but a new 12-month offer will be dependent on new signings and United’s other centre-backs.