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Coach Allardyce says Rooney hasn't asked to leave Everton

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Everton head said Friday that forward Wayne Rooney, rumoured to be negotiating a move to League Soccer (MLS) outfit D.C. United, has not officially requested to leave the

Rooney, 32, who returned last summer to Everton after 13 seasons with Manchester United, is reportedly set to leave his boyhood club for a fee of around 12.5 million pounds ($17 million), reports

"I don't get involved in anything with regards transfers, so all I know is there appears to be interest from D.C. United," Allardyce told reporters.

"In terms of clarity of whether Wayne is staying or leaving, I'll find out a little more later when he comes into training," the added.

is said to have offered the long-time England international a contract until the end of 2020, and his agent, Paul Stretford, is currently in the negotiating terms.

Rooney is the top scorer for Everton this season, with 11 goals in all competitions.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:42 IST
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