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, Roberto De Zerbi, Jadon Sancho, Melvin Bard, and Conor Gallagher gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi will not sign fresh terms at Brighton

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has no plans to sign a new contract with the club.

The Italian is linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich as both sides look for a new manager.

Roberto De Zerbi has cast doubt on his Brighton future amid expected interest from Liverpool, revealing that he wants talks with owner Tony Bloom after not agreeing a new contract,” the paper notes.

With vacancies this summer at Liverpool and Bayern Munich, De Zerbi’s situation is being closely monitored and the Italian very noticeably admitted that the “problem” in his Brighton talks would be to find the same long-term vision.

De Zerbi, who replaced Graham Potter in 2022, has a contract until 2026 at Brighton, where he has established himself as one of the best young managers in Europe after leading the club into Europe with a sixth-placed finish.

However, when asked if he could sign a new contract at Brighton, De Zerbi gave a strikingly uncertain answer. ‘At the moment, no,’ he said in last Sunday’s match against Liverpool. ‘We didn’t find the agreement’.

The contract is a part of the future. It’s important for me, it’s important for everyone but it’s a small part, the big part is the plan.

Jadon Sancho may now stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer

Manchester United could retain Jadon Sancho if Jason Wilcox joins as technical director from Southampton.

The pair were at Manchester City together and that could fix the relationship between the club and the player.

Jadon Sancho could be offered a lifeline to resurrect his Manchester United career if Jason Wilcox joins the club as planned.

United have launched an ambitious push to bring Wilcox in as their new technical director. They are currently locked in talks with an angry Southampton over the Englishman, with Wilcox as director of football at the Saints.

The Red Devils are hoping to bring Wilcox in as part of a new backroom structure led by Dan Ashworth. Wilcox made his name at Manchester City, where he first worked as a coach before becoming their academy director.

His work in the academy brought him into close contact with Sancho, who came through the ranks at the reigning Premier League champions before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2017. Sancho is now at United, though is currently on loan at Dortmund after falling out with Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United may sign Melvin Bard from Nice as the left-sided defender enters the last two years of his current deal

Manchester United could also make a move for Nice defender Melvin Bard this summer.

The player has two years left on his contract, and the club might sign the Frenchman to reinforce their defence.

Manchester United are in contact with Nice defender Melvin Bard as the club focuses on signing a new left-back this summer.

The 23-year-old is being discussed as one of the club’s targets to bolster their squad and is already playing under Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS ownership in France.

Bard, an attacking left-sided option, has excelled in Ligue 1 this season and is pushing for his maiden France call-up ahead of Euro 2024 this summer.

A move to Old Trafford could benefit both INEOS-affiliated clubs. Bard has just two years left on his current contract and talks are expected over a new, improved deal in the coming months.

Chelsea may be forced to sell Conor Gallagher so they do not lose him on a free transfer

Conor Gallagher is expected by many to leave Chelsea this summer, which may be because their hand is forced.

Like Mason Mount before him, as his contract comes to an end, Chelsea could be forced to leave for a relatively reduced sum.

Conor Gallagher is tipped to leave Chelsea this summer.

Just as he was in January, last summer and the January before that.

At some point, something has to give and with barely a year left on his contract things are coming to a head.

Player transfer value is at its highest when they have two years left on their contracts. Mount slipped past that point and Chelsea have let it slide with Gallagher too.