Wayne Rooney closing in on stunning deal with another club

Wayne Rooney is set to leave Everton this summer and move to Major League Soccer after reaching "an agreement in principle" to join DC United.

Rooney had been heavily linked with a move to the US last summer before re-joining his boyhood club from Manchester United. A day later and The Daily Mail claim the striker has informed Everton of his desire to leave Goodison Park for America, with a move seemingly drawing closer.

The Washington Post's Steven Goff reports that the Everton forward is in talks with D.C. United.

Although Everton's under-pressure manager Sam Allardyce said that it would take a "massive bid" for the club to allow him to go.

The Sun: Allardyce is set to be sacked with Everton players already talking about Marco Silva succeeding him.

"I experienced it for a short period of time during my time with the England camp and it's all 'Why is Wayne Rooney doing this, why is he doing that?'"

However, the 32-year-old turned down those opportunities when he left Manchester United to fulfil his dream of ending his career at his boyhood team.

Rooney's representative Paul Stretford has recently been in the United States to discuss the terms of the possible transfer more in-depth, with the results believed to be positive so far.

A promising start to life back on Merseyside saw Rooney score 10 goals in 16 Premier League games - not a bad return for someone who was supposedly past it.

Allardyce has expressed a few times recently that he has "no problem" with Rooney, despite the former United man's frustrated reaction to coming off in the Goodison derby before an hour had elapsed.

  • Julie Sanders