Rooney 'hasn't asked to leave', says Allardyce

Posted May 14, 2018

Former Manchester United talisman and record goal-scorer, Wayne Rooney could be on his way out of Premier League and seal a move to Major League Soccer in the USA.

The talented forward originally left his boyhood club in 2004 as an 18-year-old before spending 13 glittering seasons with Manchester United, winning five Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League in 2008.

Farhad Moshiri is reportedly keen to allow Wayne Rooney to leave Everton, but Bill Kenwright has managed to talk some of the directors around.

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But when asked for a second time he replied: Certainly the deal is not done but obviously there is some interest from our end.

It's reported that the MLS club is prepared to offer Everton £12 million to convince them to part ways with their top scorer this season once the league's transfer and trade window opens on July 10.

The agreement, which runs to the end of the MLS season in 2020, is yet to be signed, but SSN understands it would take a significant change of heart by Rooney and his family to stop the transfer going ahead.

"Lampard, [Patrick] Vieira. now you have Zlatan [Ibrahimovic], you have Wayne, so I hope he enjoys [it]", Mourinho said.

"In terms of clarity of whether Wayne is staying or leaving, I'll find out a little more later when he comes into training", the coach added.

"It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton", the Toffees boss told talkSPORT.

"Wayne is his own man and whatever is decided, it's not decided by me, it's decided by Everton Football Club, collectively, and it's decided by Wayne and his agent and what they want to do", The Telegraph quote him as saying.

"There is an area we need to improve and that is goals".