Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
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Wayne Rooney agrees 'deal in principle' to join MLS side DC United

Wayne Rooney agrees 'deal in principle' to join MLS side DC United

And latest reports suggest England's record goalscorer has told Everton he wants to leave and has already agreed a £12.5million move to the United States.

Allardyce and Rooney have had their differences and the player's show of dissent when substituted in April's Merseyside derby resulted in clear-the-air talks between the pair.

On Tuesday, Allardyce insisted it would take "a massive bid" to tempt Everton to sell Rooney, who only rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United last July.

Allardyce's future is also uncertain at the club, with fans not happy with his style of play.

A summer move to the MLS with DC United is now on the cards just one year after joining Everton, though manager Sam Allardyce hope he stays.

Talks between Rooney's camp and DC United are said to have gone well, with Everton willing to let the 32-year-old leave.

Rooney's representatives have been in the U.S. to negotiate terms and the former England skipper is willing to leave the Premier League club.

DC United are now rock-bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference table with five points from seven games.

England's current manager Gareth Southgate, who finally left Rooney out of his team as his global career drew to a close, speaks with complete respect for his willingness to assume responsibility on and off the pitch with his country, often suggesting he nearly took too much on.

Rooney is the all-time goal scoring leader for both Manchester United (253) and the English national team (53), and certainly would provide the side with some "star power".

It's claimed Rooney's move will likely be announced when the MLS secondary transfer window opens on July 10.

They also don't know if a potential new boss at Everton would want them which leaves Moshiri under pressure to act fast on the managerial situation.

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