Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, October 13: Rooney set for Man United exit, AC Milan NOT interest in Chelsea ace and MORE GOSSIP

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…

Wayne Rooney is heading for the exit door at Old Trafford in the summer, with Manchester United ready to pay up the remainder of his £300,000-a-week contract. (Daily Mirror)

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is reportedly considering his position after a poor start to the World Cup qualifying campaign. He could resign before next month’s clash with England. (Daily Mirror)

Gareth Southgate is the FA’s favourite for the full-time England job and could be named Sam Allardyce’s permanent successor if the Three Lions beat Scotland next month. (Daily Mail)

AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has dismissed rumours linking Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas with a move to the Serie A club. (Corriere della Sera)

Inter Milan are planning a January move for Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta. (Calciomercato)

Man United have been put on red alert in their chase for West Ham starlet Reece Oxford, after the 17-year-old denied he is about to sign a new contract with the Hammers. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale is ready to pen a new Real Madrid contract that will keep him at the club until 2022. (Cadena Ser)

Cristiano Ronaldo is also set to sign a new deal at the Bernabeu, with the 31-year-old Portuguese superstar set to sign a five-year deal worth £20.8million a year. (Sport)

Here are the latest headlines…

CONFIRMED: Championship strugglers Aston Villa appoint Steve Bruce as Roberto Di Matteo’s successor

‘Steve Bruce can get Aston Villa fighting for the play-offs…or perhaps even promotion’ – Villans legend Andy Gray

CONFIRMED! Derby County re-appoint Steve McClaren as manager

Arsenal transfer report: Barcelona unwilling to match Gunners’ asking price for Hector Bellerin

Chelsea transfer news: Latest on Batshuayi and Bonucci, plus Conte quoted £50m for Romagnoli

Manchester City transfer news: Inter Milan working on bringing Pablo Zabaleta to San Siro

Chelsea FC transfer news: AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella rules out move for Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas

Transfer news: Barcelona eyeing shock deal for out-of-favour Manchester United defender

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