I won't hinder Rooney if he wants to leave Everton, insists Allardyce

GETTYJose Mourinho managed Wayne Rooney at Manchester United

GETTYJose Mourinho managed Wayne Rooney at Manchester United

According to reports, the former Manchester United forward has agreed a £12.5 million ($17 million) deal with Major League Soccer side DC United.

Speaking to American website TMZ, Olsen said: "The deal is not done but there is some interest from our end".

Wayne Rooney has said farewell to staff and team-mates at Everton as he prepares to move to MLS side DC United.

The Washington Post, citing an unnamed source close to DC United, reported that the chances of Rooney coming to the USA capital are "50-50" and that no formal agreement had been reached.

Regardless of instigating a attainable transfer away from Everton - it's understood proprietor Farhad Moshiri authorised approaches by membership officers to each DC United and golf equipment in China - there's now the distinct chance Rooney will likely be requested to stay on Merseyside subsequent season.

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The 63-year-old signed a deal until the summer of 2019 and says he has started planning at Everton for next season.

Wayne Rooney left Everton's training ground before the rest of the squad trained as rumours continue to swirl about his future at the club.

Rooney has had a hard season at Goodison Park since his move from Manchester United last summer.

The 32-year-old scored 11 goals in the first half of the campaign but has struggled for consistent game-time under Toffees chief Sam Allardyce recently.

Everton's final game of the season will come against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Allardyce planned to speak to the player yesterday after training and said he was comfortable with anyone who wanted to leave.

Allardyce is open to allowing the striker to leave the club at the end of the season and revealed that talks between Rooney and D.C. United have been ongoing but he is yet to inform the club of his decision. "Where that lies and where Wayne lies with it I can't tell you at the moment".

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