Today's newspaper gossip: Guardiola target Laporte, Spurs eye Insigne

Published on: 29 February 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Guardiola target Laporte, Spurs eye Insigne

Pep Guardiola wants to make 21-year-old Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, who is believed to have a release clause in his contract of about £40m, his first signing for Manchester City. (Sun)

Former England manager Fabio Capello claims fellow Italian Antonio Conte, who is expected to be named Chelsea manager, is already "preparing" for the Stamford Bridge job. (Fox Sports, via Daily Express)

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Hull left-back Andrew Robertson but Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham have also been watching the 21-year-old Scotland international. (Daily Star)

New Everton shareholder Farhad Moshiri will provide the Goodison Park club with £100m investment in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's main transfer target during the summer will be Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, 24. ( via Daily Express)

Arsenal are weighing up a move for 20-year-old Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons, who has failed to agree a new contact with the Magpies. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle are keen to sign Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, 22, if they can avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Sun)

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce does not believe midfielder Jack Rodwell, 24, is struggling with a crisis of confidence following his failure to score against West ham on Saturday. (Sunderland Echo)

Manchester United director David Gill could take a role on Fifa's reformed finance committee following Gianni Infantino being voted in as the president of world football's governing body. (Daily Mail)

Best of social media

Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who saved three spot-kicks in the League Cup final shootout, was mobbed by team-mates for his heroics. City skipper Vincent Kompany tweeted a picture of the celebrations afterwards with Yaya Toure, who scored the winning penalty, sitting on the sidelines.

Vincent Kompany on Twitter

Kompany's picture was accompanied with the message: "Proud of our team. This is to all our fans who support us through thick and thin."

But Toure did get in on the celebrations as Manchester City tweeted a picture of the midfielder with musician Noel Gallagher and, in reference to the latter's popular song, the message: "A champagne (supernova) moment..."

Manchester City

And finally

Noel Gallagher was asked about his prediction about the final against Liverpool and answered that Manchester City would win it on penalties with Yaya Toure netting the winner. (Daily Mirror)