Everton striker Wayne Rooney wants assurances over future amid DC United interest

Everton striker Wayne Rooney wants assurances over future amid DC United interest

England's all-time leading scorer only re-joined the Toffees last summer after spending 13 seasons with Manchester United, and now has one year left on his Goodison Park contract.

Everton are also conscious DC United are harvesting significant publicity from their pursuit of a marquee name like Rooney in order to publicise the move to a new sponsored stadium. Hopes were high for the former England captain's second coming at Everton when he moved from Manchester United last summer, but despite and initial burst of goals, they have since dried up.

Allardyce continually starting Rooney only to replace him points to the ongoing uncertainty as to his best position and use.

England's record goalscorer has reportedly been speaking with the MLS side for a number of weeks and it is said the club are positive about a deal.

"There have been rumours about Wayne going overseas, China or America".

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Rooney, who first burst onto the scene aged just 16 at Everton, is the club's top scorer this season with 11 goals but he has not scored since December 18. A forward during his time with the Red Devils, he was deployed mostly in midfield by Everton manager Sam Allardyce, which has not gone down well with the player.

Reports from the Washington Post claim DC United officials are confident of getting a deal done to make Rooney one of their "designated players".

As reported by The Birmingham Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have sealed their promotion to the Premier League for next season, are "amongst the favourites" to sign Rooney.

And certainly no approach from Rooney or his representatives about extricating himself from his current contract. If he chooses to go then DC will be getting a good player.

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