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, Jarrad Branthwaite, Marcus Rashford, Morgan Gibbs-White, and Frank Lampard gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite is reportedly a target for Manchester United – but the 21-year-old could cost the Red Devils £80 million

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a move for Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite – but the defender could cost £80 million.

Red Devils are determined to land the 21-year-old in what the outlet says would be a “marquee signing”.

Manchester United hope to steal a march in the chase for Jarrad Branthwaite – as soon as Jason Wilcox arrives.

United intend to make Wilcox their new transfer guru and is confident of brokering a compensation deal with Southampton, where he has been football director, within days.

And they believe his previous close working relationship with Branthwaite’s agent David Reeves will put them in pole position for Everton’s highly-rated centre-back.

United want to make the 21-year-old one of their marquee signings in Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s rebuild.

A fee of more than £80 million has been mentioned but United need to boost their backline.

Branthwaite has been the shining light in a nightmare season for Everton and was named in England’s squad for last month’s Wembley friendlies with Brazil and Belgium.

Recent reports also suggest United are now lining up a bid amid doubts over the futures of Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire.

Both players are out of contract in 2025, with Varane a target for clubs in Saudi Arabia.

Marcus Rashford will remain at Old Trafford next season amid speculation linking the striker with a move to Paris Saint-Germain

Marcus Rashford will remain at Manchester United next season amid speculation linking the striker with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The 26-year-old had been touted as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who will leave the Ligue 1 giants in the summer.

Marcus Rashford’s future is at Old Trafford – after Paris Saint-Germain made it clear they have no interest in signing the struggling frontman.

PSG believe the talk was only used to improve the terms of his contract offer.

A source said: PSG have never been interested in signing Marcus.

He might benefit from the noise around a possible transfer going away so he can concentrate on reigniting his United career.

And given his struggles on and off the pitch this season, they have given it no consideration at all. He will not be moving to PSG.

Newcastle are looking at Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White

Newcastle are looking at Nottingham Forest forward Morgan Gibbs-White as a potential replacement for Bruno Guimaraes, claims a report.

Guimaraes has been constantly linked with a move away from the North East and Eddie Howe’s side could look to Forest’s 24-year-old star to fill the void.

Newcastle have made Nottingham Forest’s Morgan Gibbs-White one of their main summer transfer targets as they grapple with Profit and Sustainability Rules.

There are fears to keep within the Premier League’s financial restrictions one of their stars – almost certainly the talismanic Bruno Guimaraes – could have to be sacrificed to enable manager Eddie Howe to strengthen in different areas.

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are admirers of the combative Brazilian who has a release clause of around £100 million.

And at least that would give Howe the spending power to work his way down a short list of possible close-season buys which includes Forest midfielder Gibbs-White.

The England Under 21 player has been a revelation at the City Ground this season and the £50million-rated star has other admirers in the Premier League including Arsenal.

Frank Lampard has turned down a chance to manage Canada

Frank Lampard has turned down the opportunity to become the new head coach of the Canada national team.

Perhaps surprisingly, Lampard had been linked with the role, but according to the outlet, the former Everton boss “has now decided that the Canada job does not represent the right opportunity for him to return to management.

Lampard has been out of work since a spell as interim manager of Chelsea finished at the end of last season and Canada had placed him on a shortlist of coaches to take over and lead the national team into the 2026 World Cup, which they are co-hosting.

The former Chelsea midfielder was spotted watching England training ahead of last month’s friendlies against Brazil and Belgium and wants to return to management.

But he is willing to wait for the right opportunity and Canada will now have to focus their attention elsewhere.