Wayne Rooney agrees deal to leave Everton for DC

Wayne Rooney would benefit from experiencing different cultures and environments in the United States says Gary Neville

Wayne Rooney would benefit from experiencing different cultures and environments in the United States says Gary Neville

DC United manager Ben Olsen has reportedly confirmed his side's interest in signing Everton star Wayne Rooney, though no deal has been agreed as yet.

'I don't get involved in anything regarding transfers or negotiations. 'But as in terms of the clarity whether Wayne is leaving or staying, I'll find out a little more today when Wayne comes in for training.

However, he did add that negotiations with the MLS club have taken place.

Levein hopes former England captain Rooney can become the club's marquee signing ahead of a move on July 14 to their brand new Audi Field stadium, in the heart of the city.

Rooney underwent treatment on a minor knee injury at the club's Finch Farm training base on Friday and made a decision to leave when the squad of fit players headed out for their afternoon session.

Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, has said that Rooney has not asked to leave but would not stand in his way if he wished to do so.

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Widespread reports in the UK have indicated that Rooney is in advanced talks with U.S. outfit DC United over a proposed Sh11.2bn (£12million) switch this summer.

Wayne Rooney, who has been linked with a move to MLS side DC United, is Everton's leading scorer with 11 but has not found the net since mid-December. Wayne is so level-headed.

"I have had to come here and work hard and get fit, make sure that I keep performing to play well".

Meanwhile, Allardyce was asked about his own future on Friday, with certain sections of Everton's support unhappy with 63-year-old's management since arriving in November. Yet Rooney is only 32, six months younger than Ronaldo, who has a Champions League final and World Cup coming up, and only one year older than Teddy Sheringham when he joined United for what proved a golden period in his career. "I don't want to create the headline".

In recent talks with Moshiri, veteran boss Big Sam laid out his plans for next season - and he doesn't see Rooney figuring in the first team.

"I think recruitment is the start of the process to try and achieve a top six challenge".

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