Is Wayne Rooney moving to MLS?

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Allardyce was asked about the proposed deal between the Washington-based MLS side and his Everton forward in his pre-match press conference and gave his reflections on the situation.

"For me, Wayne Rooney doesn't move the needle", Lalas said.

Speaking to American website TMZ, Olsen said: "The deal is not done but there is some interest from our end".

No announcement on Rooney's future will be made until July 10, when the MLS transfer window opens, but it would be no surprise if he chose to follow a trail favoured by ageing pros. The pair were later reunited at Old Trafford as Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson, but lasted less than a season in the job as United manager.

"He has been an incredible player", Moyes said.

"I think recruitment is the start of the process to try and achieve a top six challenge". It was always because he was a footballer.

United is prepared to pay him between US$5 million and US$8 million per season (NZ$7 million to NZ$11.5 million), said a well-connected figure who requested anonymity in order to speak about the negotiations.

Bellamy added that America will be the best place for Rooney whose chief concern is playing football. For me, he was the last of that type.

FYI, Lalas and Olsen have known each other for years - in fact, they were both founding members of the MLS Players Union back in 2003.

"I have a contract".

Rooney has clearly fallen out of favour with Allardyce with regards to crew choice however the participant is nicely conscious that the transfer to DC United, who confirmed their curiosity on Friday, is a Moshiri initiative. The BBC reported the proposed deal with D.C. United runs through December 2020. "I hope Wayne goes and has another couple of hundred games in the MLS". Wayne is the leading goalscorer but quite a few of those are penalties, so the main aim if you are going to finish higher up in the league is how many goals can your team score. The goal tally has to be at a certain level to achieve sixth [place in the Premier League] and we are way below that level at this moment in time.

"We were all looking and saying, 'Did he do that?"

But Rooney's former England team mate Steve Gerrard would tell him that it doesn't come easy.

"As a young boy he could handle himself with the seniors".

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