Wayne Rooney to hold talks with MLS club

Everton forward and former-England captain Wayne Rooney is to hold talks with Major League Soccer side DC United on Thursday, the BBC have announced.

The 32-year-old still has one year left on his contract at Goodison Park following his move from Manchester United last summer.

Rooney came through the youth ranks at Everton in 2002 before a big money move to the Red Devils following Euro 2004.  He spent 13 years at Old Trafford before re-signing for his former club at the start of last season.

He scored 10 goals in 31 Premier League appearances (27 starts) but saw less-and-less time towards the end of the season following the form of January signing Cenk Tosun.

The BBC understands that Wayne Rooney will be offered a two-year deal with DC United and that Everton have given the American club permission to speak with their forward.

Rooney is expected to be in Washington for less than 48 hours from Thursday to discuss a possible move to the MLS side.  There is no discussion of a transfer fee but the Merseyside club may be willing to let him go very cheap as his yearly wage is in the region of £7.5 million.