Rooney to the US?

The Everton striker could be heading across the pond

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Only 'massive' offer would tempt Wayne Rooney to leave Everton, says Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce says Wayne Rooney would have to receive a "massive" offer to consider leaving Everton.

The former England captain has one year remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer when re-joining his boyhood club after 13 seasons at Manchester United.

Rooney has been linked this week with a move to the MLS but Allardyce hopes he will be at Goodison Park next season.

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Is Wayne Rooney off to play in the US?

By Joe Harker

Since returning to Everton as the prodigal son last summer, Wayne Rooney has become the club's top scorer for the season and done his best to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku.

However, it has not all been good for Rooney as he has often struggled to make an impact and the club itself has been disappointed by the season. He hasn't scored since December and is not the first choice in any of his preferred positions. A move to the United States could be on the cards.

The club reportedly interested in signing Rooney is DC United, who are in "advanced talks" after weeks of discussion. It may be an enticing prospect for Rooney who could consider his time in the Premier League at an end after becoming Manchester United's all-time top scorer, winning an impressive haul of trophies and returning to his boyhood club for one more season.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said it would take a "massive offer" to get the club to part ways with Rooney and insisted he wanted him to stick around for next season. The pair appeared to have a falling out earlier in the season but Allardyce made his stance on the matter clear. He said: "Do I want him to stay? Yes.

"There are rumours about Wayne going elsewhere abroad - in China and America - but rumours are rumours we won't find out until Wayne and his agent have been contacted whether he wants to move, but at the moment he is an Everton fan and an Everton player."

The BBC reports that a "deal in principle" to take Rooney to the US has been agreed. Nothing has yet been signed but a fee of £12.5 million could be involved and the contract offered would be a two-year deal.

HITC reports that Everton fans support the idea of selling Rooney, both because of his high wages and his lack of consistent performances. The move has not been a resounding success and other players in the squad are ahead of Rooney in the pecking order for multiple positions. If they can see him off before his return to the club goes sour then that would be the best solution for all involved.

The Liverpool Echo suggests Everton are in a similar position to when they sold him to United over a decade ago, ultimately coming to the conclusion that the club can be better without him. He came back for a season where it wasn't all good but certainly wasn't all bad either, now Everton might once again consider selling Rooney.

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Wayne Rooney 'closing in' on move to the United States | JOE.co.uk

It appears there's some truth to the rumours that Wayne Rooney could be moving to America very soon.

The Washington Post claimed on Tuesday that the Everton captain c ould move to Major League Soccer's DC United in the coming weeks, a year on from leaving Manchester United to rejoin his boyhood club.

Following on from this report, which claimed he had a '50 per cent chance' of moving to Washington, the Daily Mail have claimed he is 'closing in' on a transfer.

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