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, Everton FC, Lionel Messi, Bernardo Silva, and Kalvin Phillips, gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Everton have confirmed that the club has been handed an immediate two-point deduction for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules

Everton have been given a two-point penalty for a second breach of the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules (PSR).

The new points deduction means that the Toffees drop to 16th place in the league and are only two points above the relegation zone with a game in hand.

An independent commission has found that Everton breached their allowed spending of a £105m loss over three seasons by £16.6m.

A club statement on Monday read: “In January 2024, Everton were charged by the Premier League for breaching the permitted Profit and Sustainability thresholds for the assessment period ending 2022/23.”

“The matter was referred to a Premier League Commission, which has today announced Everton will receive an immediate two-point deduction.”

“While the club’s position has been that no further sanction was appropriate, the club is pleased to see that the commission has given credit to the majority of the issues raised by the club, including the concept of double punishment, the significant mitigating circumstances facing the club due to the war in Ukraine, and the high level of co-operation and early admission of the club’s breach.”

“Everton remains committed to working collaboratively with the League on all matters relating to PSR but is extremely concerned by the inconsistency of different commissions in respect of points deductions applied.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to the Fan Advisory Board and other fan groups for their submissions during this process, and to all Evertonians for their ongoing patience and unstinting support.

“The club and its legal representatives have begun the preparations to appeal the commission’s decision. No further comment will be made at this time.”

Earlier this season, Everton were hit with a 10-point for breaching financial rules but that was reduced to six on appeal.

Fellow league strugglers Nottingham Forest were hit with a four-point deduction last month and have said they will appeal the decision.

Everton secured an important 1-0 victory over Burnley on the weekend and will be hopeful of another important result when they face a tough trip to Chelsea next Monday.

Lionel Messi could become co-owner of MLS Inter Miami

Lionel Messi could become a co-owner of Inter Miami with David Beckham.

Messi has been a hit since joining MLS, scoring 16 goals in 19 appearances and helping Inter Miami to their first-ever trophy – the 2023 Leagues Cup.

The report claims the 36-year-old could be about to help shape the club off the field too.

Lionel Messi could become a co-owner of Inter Miami alongside David Beckham – using a very familiar clause.

Messi took his career to America last year after walking out on French champions PSG and snubbing a move to Saudi Arabia.

The man who convinced the Argentine icon to head Stateside was the majority owner of Inter Miami, Jorge Mas, who also appointed Beckham club president.

Part of Messi’s package was the option to take part ownership of the club without needing a buy-in exercised.

Beckham had a similar clause when moved from Madrid to LA Galaxy in a high-profile transfer in 2007.

Messi’s option instead gives him direct ownership in just Miami.

Bernardo Silva is Interested in life at Barca

Manchester City forward Bernardo Silva is intrigued by life at Barcelona.

Silva had been linked with the Catalan giants last summer but a move never materialised. However, speculation about the 29-year-old’s future isn’t going away.

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has been asking international team-mate Joao Felix about life at Barcelona. City manager Pep Guardiola has already made it clear how highly he rates the Portuguese, but a bargain release clause in his Sky Blues contract seems almost certain to be triggered this summer.

Rumours suggest Bernardo has been eyeing up a move abroad for some time. The 29-year-old, born in sunny Lisbon, has earned his living in England since signing from AS Monaco in 2017.

Seven gruelling seasons and almost 350 appearances later, Bernardo has supposedly been quizzing Felix about Catalan life. The former Chelsea loanee was happy to reveal as much during an interview with Jijantes, in which he publicly called for the City star to join him in Spain.

“Bring Bernardo Silva, bring him,” said Felix. “He is very good, and even better as a person. He asks me about Barcelona, ​​he has family here.

“He asks me how things are here. I told him that everything was fine for him to come. If I was [Barcelona sporting director] Deco for a day, I would sign Bernardo Silva, without a doubt.”

Leeds United could offer England midfielder Kalvin Phillips a return to Elland Road

Kalvin Phillips might be given the chance to return to Leeds.

The Manchester City midfielder struggled under Pep Guardiola and has failed to impress on loan at West Ham.

The 28-year-old left Elland Road to join Manchester City in a £45 million transfer two years ago.

However, he struggled to establish his spot in Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up and has since made just 31 appearances across all competitions.

Phillips is currently enduring a nightmare loan spell at West Ham.

The midfielder was heckled by fans following the club’s 4-3 defeat to Newcastle after giving away a penalty.

And he also lost his spot in the England squad, being replaced by Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo.

The Whites recently made contact with Man City regarding a possible transfer.

City are allegedly willing to accept £25 million for Phillips.