Reports link Wayne Rooney with move to MLS side DC United

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Wayne Rooney has agreed a “deal in principle” to join Major League Soccer side DC United, according to reports.

It has been suggested a £12.5million deal has agreed which could see the 32-year-old leave his boyhood club just 12 months after rejoining them from Manchester United last summer.

Reports claim Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 season, although the MLS transfer window does not open until July.

Rooney is England's record goalscorer
Rooney is England’s record goalscorer (Nick Potts/PA)

Earlier this week Allardyce said he wanted England’s and Manchester United’s record goalscorer to see out the final year of his contract next season.

“There have been rumours about Wayne going abroad, China or America. It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton,” the Toffees boss told talkSPORT.

Sam Allardyce claims he is keen to keep Rooney at Goodison Park
Sam Allardyce claims he is keen to keep Rooney at Goodison Park (Peter Byrne/PA)

Rooney is the club’s top scorer this season with 11 goals but, as an indicator of where is and the club’s form is, he has not scored since December 18.

Allardyce has played him in a midfield role in the second half of the season in an attempt to inject some creativity into the team but that has impacted on the player’s personal form and led to growing frustration.

Neither Everton nor Rooney’s agents were available for comment while sources at DC United said they did not comment on player speculation.

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