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, Jeremie Frimpong, Erik ten Hag, Lucas Paqueta, and Gustavo Sa gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Manchester United will face competition from both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong

Manchester United are keen on signing Jeremie Frimpong from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, but they will have to act fast.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich want the defender, and he has a £34 million release clause that is valid until the start of Euro 2024.

The Red Devils must move quickly to seal the red-hot Bayer Leverkusen right-back’s signature for a bargain transfer fee.

Frimpong has played a significant role in an incredible season under Xabi Alonso, with a treble still on the table as the run-in enters full flow.

His consistent performances have drawn interest from United, Bayern and Real Madrid, who are all said to have made contact.

It’s claimed that Alonso and Bayer sporting director Simon Rolfes are working to keep his high-flying squad together next season, including Frimpong.

Erik ten Hag is growing increasingly isolated as pressure mounts on his position

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reportedly finds himself in an increasingly insecure position after John Murtough decided to leave the club.

Murtough was a key ally of Ten Hag’s, and with the club out of the top four, he is facing more criticism.

Erik ten Hag has been dealt a major blow with his biggest ally at Old Trafford, football director John Murtough, stepping down.

Murtough, who has been at Manchester United for 11 years, is the latest victim of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s sweeping changes behind the scenes.

Former chief executive Richard Arnold announced he was stepping down in November of last year after overseeing the incredible money-making commercial side of the club.

It was Murtough and Arnold who went to Amsterdam to interview Ten Hag when they were looking for a successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The pair were so impressed by the then-Ajax manager’s knowledge of United and attention to detail that they were convinced he was the right man.

Manchester City are willing to try again to sign Lucas Paqueta

Manchester City still hope to sign Lucas Paqueta from West Ham.

The Brazilian almost joined last season before he was investigated over potential betting rule breaches, but City could return in the summer.

It is not often that players get two chances to join Manchester City, but Lucas Paqueta could well be a special case.

Everything was heading towards a transfer last summer before a Football Association investigation was launched into allegations of betting rule breaches by the Brazilian. Still, City have him in their sights again.

West Ham is at risk of losing the 26-year-old this summer as an £85million ($106.8m) release clause becomes active in June.

City has seen plenty of transfers fall through over the years and it is generally the case that they move on to somebody else the year after, if the initial target has not already gone elsewhere: after missing out on Harry Kane in 2021, they signed Erling Haaland in 2022, for example.

Brighton have identified another promising young prospect in the form of Porto teenager Gustavo Sa

Brighton and Brentford are just two sides who are keen on Porto teenager Gustavo Sa.

The 19-year-old midfielder is also a target for Everton and Leicester City.

Brighton and Brentford are among the clubs tracking Portugal U20 attacking midfielder Gustavo Sa.

The 19-year-old started at Porto but is now starring for Famalicao, who are currently eighth in the Portuguese top flight.

He made his breakthrough into the first team last season and has begun to establish himself as a first-team starter this campaign making 22 appearances and scoring two goals.

He was part of Portugal’s U19 squad that was runner-up in the European Championships last year and has been capped four times at U20 level.

His potential has caught the eye of several clubs this season with Everton and Championship title contenders Leicester City also posting an interest.