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, Jamal Musiala, Xavi Hernandez, Ivan Toney, and Charlie Patino, gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Manchester City, who are deemed the leading contenders to sign Bayern Munich star Jamal Musiala in the summer

Manchester City are leading the race to sign Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala this summer, the Independent reports. Liverpool, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are among the other clubs interested, although the trio have financial constraints.

Musiala, 21, is uncertain about Bayern’s ability to compete in the Champions League and is therefore said to be weighing up his options.

Musiala’s contract runs until 2026, and he has so far shown little inclination to extend or improve as his profile grows.

There is a belief among other clubs that he may be buyable this year or next, with City the most interested.

The club’s hierarchy wants to specifically improve their attacking areas this summer, especially as Phil Foden moves into a more influential role and Kevin De Bruyne advances into his mid-thirties.

City want two players who can fluidly play in a few areas of the forward line, and there is also interest in West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta and Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise.

Musiala however would represent a coup above that, as he is seen as one of the next-best players in the world. Such a move would potentially necessitate a sale of another high-profile player.

Xavi Hernandez may now keep his job at Barcelona after the club’s form dramatically improved

Xavi Hernandez could now be given the chance to stay on at Barcelona.

The Spaniard has turned around the club’s form after previously announcing he would leave at the end of the season, and they are tempted to keep him into next season.

Barcelona are giving serious consideration to the possibility of keeping Xavi as manager beyond the end of this season after an impressive run of 11 games unbeaten.

But his revival roadshow stops off at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night and defeat against Luis Enrique Martinez will change all that.

It’s Luis Enrique that Barça president Joan Laporta would put in charge if he could pick any coach he wanted. The 53-year-old, who won the treble at Barcelona in 2015, is open to the idea of a return, but not this summer in the middle of his two-year contract in Paris.

So Barça is actively sounding out alternatives to Xavi, or at least they were until the team’s form improved so much that keeping him in charge went back to being the most viable option.

Arsenal may no longer sign a big-name striker like Brentford’s Ivan Toney in the summer given the form of Kai Havertz in front of goal

The form of Kai Havertz means Arsenal have had a rethink regarding their transfer plans this summer.

Havertz is enjoying a purple patch in front of goal, with the Gunners on the hunt for a Premier League and Champions League double.

And while they were looking for a big-name striker to sign this summer, that may no longer be the case.

Arsenal may still sign a new striker, but the calibre and experience of their new man may take some by surprise.

Now that Havertz has emerged as a new source of regular goals, with five in his last seven, Mirror Football understands Arteta may opt for a younger player who can have time to develop and mature.

Arsenal are willing to sell 20-year-old Charlie Patino

Arsenal is open to selling 20-year-old Charlie Patino this summer with clubs in Spain said to be interested, the Standard reports. The midfielder has been unable to force his way into Mikel Arteta’s first-team plans.

He has been on loan at Swansea this season, and with just one year remaining on his contract come the summer, the club are willing to listen to offers.

He faces renewed competition at Arsenal from 17-year-old Ethan Nwaneri, who looks set to be given a first-team push after signing his first professional contract last month.

Arteta is expected to sanction Patino’s exit this summer to allow Arsenal to cash in on him before his contract expires, with clubs in Spain interested in him.

Patino holds a Spanish passport through his father Jules, which would boost his hopes of moving to La Liga because clubs would avoid post-Bre.