Sam Allardyce – Rooney hasn’t requested to depart Everton
DC United coach Ben Olsen has confirmed the membership’s curiosity in signing Wayne Rooney however Everton boss Sam Allardyce says the participant has not requested to depart.
The previous England captain has agreed a take care of the Main League Soccer aspect that would see him transfer to the USA.
It’s thought Rooney, 32, is keen to depart his boyhood membership Everton, one season after returning to the membership.
“The deal will not be achieved however there’s some curiosity from our finish,” Olsen told American website TMZ.
Rooney rejoined Everton in July 2017 and scored 11 targets earlier than Christmas however has not been an automated choose for Allardyce in latest weeks.
The ahead initially left the Toffees as an 18-year-old in 2004, spending 13 seasons at Manchester United the place he turned their document goalscorer, received 5 Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League.
It’s understood Rooney has been supplied a contract till the tip of the 2020 MLS season. The US switch window doesn’t open till July.
“If the participant desires to go – if any participant desires to depart – then I am snug with that,” Allardyce stated.
“My understanding of the scenario is there appears to have been some negotiation someplace alongside the road,” stated Allardyce.
“I do not get entangled in something with regards transfers so all I do know is there seems to be curiosity from DC United. The place that lies and the place Wayne lies with it I can not let you know in the intervening time.
“However when it comes to readability of whether or not Wayne is staying or leaving, I will discover out slightly extra later when he comes into coaching.”
Rooney has a slight knee harm and it’s understood he had therapy on Friday earlier than leaving the coaching floor, and won’t play within the ultimate match of the season at West Ham on Sunday.
Allardyce’s personal future at Goodison Park has additionally been beneath scrutiny in latest weeks, amid protests from some Everton supporters sad together with his administration and the model of soccer performed by his aspect.
The previous England supervisor took over in November with the Toffees 13th within the Premier League and has lifted them as much as eighth place earlier than Sunday’s ultimate sport at West Ham.
The 63-year-old signed a deal till the summer season of 2019 and says he has began planning at Everton for subsequent season.
“I’ve a one-year contract and till a while anyone says to me ‘I are not looking for you to fulfil that contract’ then I’ve a contract,” he stated.