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In our latest update talk cock sessions, we look at the latest club news, Kylian Mbappe, Everton FC, Jurgen Klopp, and Kieran Trippier gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Kylian Mbappe has officially announced that he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season

After much speculation, Kylian Mbappe finally has confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The French striker has long been linked with an exit from the Ligue 1 side, with Real Madrid his expected destination.

In a video posted on social media, Mbappe confirmed he will depart the club after the final game of the current campaign.

He said: “I’ve always said that I would speak to you when the time comes.”

“And so I wanted to announce to you all that it’s my last year at Paris Saint-Germain.”

“I will not extend [my contract] and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks.”

“I will play my last game at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. It’s a lot of emotions, many years where I had the chance and the great honour to be a member of the biggest French club, one of the best in the world which allowed me to arrive here, to have my first experience in a club with a lot of pressure, to grow as a player by being alongside some of the best in history, to meet a lot of people and to grow as a man with all the glory and the mistakes I’ve made.”

“I never thought it would be this difficult to leave my country… Ligue 1 (is a) championship.”

“I have always known, but I think I needed… a new challenge after seven years.”

“It’s difficult and of course, there are some people I want to thank above all, these are the fans.”

“I know I’m not the most demonstrative player, I haven’t always lived up to the love you all gave me for seven years but I never wanted to cheat. I have always wanted to be effective. PSG is a club that never leaves anyone indifferent. We can love it or hate it.”

“I chose loving it and I did for seven years, with ups and downs of course, but I do not regret any moment since signing with this prestigious club. It’s a club that I will keep in my memory my entire life.”

Mbappe leaves PSG after winning six Ligue 1 titles, three French Cups, two French League Cups and three French Super Cups.

Everton will withdraw that appeal to a two-point penalty for a second breach of the Premier League profitability and sustainability rules

Everton have confirmed in a statement released on Friday that they are dropping an appeal over a second points deduction for breaching the Premier League profitability and sustainability rules.

The Toffees were handed a second deduction worth two points on April 8 for an overspend of £16.6m up to 2023.

This came after they were docked 10 points – reduced to six on appeal – for the period up to 2022.

The news of their decision comes after Nottingham Forest’s appeal against their four-point deduction was rejected on Tuesday.

The statement from Everton said that the independent commission’s hearing, which was due to start next week, would now not take place.

The statement read: “Everton Football Club has withdrawn its appeal of the decision by a Premier League Independent Commission to impose a two-point deduction on the club for a breach of the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the accounting period ending in June 2023.”

“A hearing, scheduled for later this month, will now not proceed, and the club will conclude the 2023/24 Premier League season with the two-point deduction remaining in place.”

Despite the eight-point deduction, Everton have enjoyed a stellar run of form under manager Sean Dyche and currently sit 15th in the table, mathematically safe from relegation with a gap of 11 points to 18th-placed Luton Town with just two games remaining.

However, the club could reportedly still face another penalty after the last hearing failed to find a resolution between the club and the Premier League surrounding stadium interest payments.

Jurgen Klopp has launched a strong defence of Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez, saying there is “no speculation” over his future

Darwin Nunez’s finishing has come under question this season as he has missed 27 big chances in the Premier League this season. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Nunez has been “unlucky” and that “his problem is that he is that good that he is constantly in these moments”.

Liverpool face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday evening as they chase an unlikely title.

Klopp said: “There’s no speculation. That must be an external speculation because I don’t know about it.”

“Darwin was not happy missing that chance [against Spurs]. He was unlucky in so many situations, where he’s doing everything right, then the ball still doesn’t go in.”

“It’s tough for a young man. He knows about the expectations, he has big expectations for himself. He has to go through it. It’s part of a footballer’s career. That’s all.”

“His problem is that he is so good that he is constantly in these moments. If he is a little bit less good, he couldn’t have chances then people would say he’s not great.”

“How many goals did he score? 18 [overall] and 11 [in the league], are not bad numbers. It’s just because of his quality, constantly in these situations, then people say ‘eh?’

“And because of our situation as a team, if somebody else would score in that moment, people wouldn’t have felt that bad. Nobody likes it, but it’s part of a career. That’s it.”

With five points to make up on leaders Arsenal and four on Manchester City, Klopp admits it’s difficult to see Liverpool, who have two games of the season remaining, catching up.

Arsenal midfielder Jorginho has committed his future to the Premier League club by signing a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium

Jorginho has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a contract extension, the club announced on Thursday.

The 32-year-old joined the Gunners in January 2023 after a successful five-year spell with London rivals Chelsea.

Jorginho has become a key member of the first-team squad in terms of bringing experience to a young Arsenal side and has played his part as they look to win their first Premier League title since 2004.

“We’re delighted that Jorgi has signed a new contract with us,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said in a statement.

“Jorgi is such an important part of our team, a role model with great leadership skills and a unique playing style ability which makes everybody better around him on the pitch.”

“We’re very pleased that Jorgi and his family have committed with us and we’re all excited to continue this journey together.”
Jorginho has enjoyed an illustrious career and won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup during his time at Chelsea, while he also won Euro 2020 with Italy.”

Jorginho said: “It’s been positive because I felt part of something big straight away,” he told the club’s website. “I felt involved and really in a good place. It’s not always like that, so when you feel something like this, it’s something important.”

“I’m really happy to stay because it’s a privilege to be a part of this family. My family is happy, we are well settled and there’s more to come!”

“Because I feel really good here. Just to know that they appreciate me and want me to stay longer as well, it’s a big thing for me. I feel that I have more to do, so that’s the reason why I’m staying.”