Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, February 29

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello claims fellow Italian Antonio Conte is already “preparing” for the manager job at Chelsea(Fox Sports)

Pep Guardiola wants to make Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte his first signing as Manchester City manager. The 21-year-old Frenchman has a release clause of £40million. (The Sun)

Man City are reportedly moving ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Stegen. (Don Balon)

Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, 24, has emerged as Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s primary transfer target this summer. (

Manchester United are considering a surprise swoop for Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson, 21, in the summer. (Daily Star)

Everton are getting ready for a summer spending spree with the club’s new major shareholder, the billionaire Farhad Moshiri, pledging £100million to strengthen Roberto Martinez’s side. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons, 20, who has failed to agree a new contract at St James’ Park and is set to leave at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Newcastle are hoping to bring Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti to the Premier League in the summer, with the £10m-rated Frenchman set to quit the Ligue 1 club. (The Sun)

Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is keen on pumping cash into Reading. (The Sun)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Jurgen Klopp admits he will head back to Liverpool feeling “s***” after League Cup defeat to Manchester City

Louis van Gaal dive: Manchester United boss admits ‘my emotions were too high’ after his theatrical fall during Arsenal victory

‘It won’t be long before Real Madrid bid £80m for him!’ – Manchester United fans react to Marcus Rashford’s goals

‘Leicester or Spurs winning the Premier League is embarrassing for Arsenal’

Chelsea to target Paul Pogba should Antonio Conte be appointed manager

Transfer reports: Barcelona big fans of John Stones but will NOT fight Chelsea for Everton star

Transfer report: Chelsea and Manchester United both eyeing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani

Transfer report: Roma planning audacious move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

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