Wayne Rooney wants to stay at Everton but is looking for assurances that he will be part of the manager's plans for next season before deciding whether or not to make a high-profile move to DC United.
As per Steven Goff of The Washington Post, DC United are in "serious talks" with representatives of Wayne Rooney about moving to the side in the upcoming transfer window, which opens only on July 10.
On Tuesday, Sam Allardyce addressed suggestions that Wayne Rooney would be leaving his boyhood Everton in the summer.
With 119 caps from 2003 through 2016, Rooney is England's all-time leading goal-scorer with 59. "Yes", said Allardyce. "There are rumours about Wayne going overseas - in China and America - but at the moment he is an Everton player and an Everton fan".
"I wouldn't consider anything on the cards on the moment", Allardyce said of Rooney.
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Wayne Rooney's future may be in Major League Soccer after all.
Although Bill Kenwright, the club's chairman, has made it known he would like him to stay, owner Farhad Moshiri is said to be happy to back Allardyce on the matter.
The talks are thought to have gone well with Everton willing to let the 32-year-old leave Godison Park. Also in 2004, D.C. United defeated the Kansas City Wizards to capture its fourth MLS Cup.
Sources tell Goff that there is a "50 per-cent chance" that DCU acquires the former England global when the Major League Soccer transfer window opens on July 10.
However the MLS club are persistent in their efforts to land the signature of a marquee forward and appear to be on the cusp of securing a move for Rooney. United would need to pay a transfer fee or negotiate a free move in an acquisition for Rooney.