Wayne Rooney has left Everton’s training ground as the squad continue to train without him – just hours after Sam Allardyce said he wanted a chat about his future.
The record-breaking England striker departed Finch Farm in a black car before the end of today’s session with reports of a knee problem.
And according to Merseyside based reporters Rooney now won’t be risked in Everton’s final game of the season at West Ham.
And that may signal not only the end of his Everton career, but his Premier League one too.
Sam Allardyce said in this morning’s press conference the player had not told him he wants to leave the club and was looking forward to having a chat with the 32-year-old.
But SunSport understands Rooney has agreed a move in principle with MLS side DC United over a summer move that could land him as much as £300,000 a week.
Big Sam said earlier: “Let’s get this right, Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had a confrontation with me.
“I’m always comfortable if any player wants to leave. My understanding is that there has been some negotiations.”
DC United are set to unveil a new purpose-built 20,000-seat stadium – Audi Field – later this year after playing at baseball ground RFK Stadium since 1996.
Erick Thohir is the owner of the District of Colombia club and the Indonesian is also a major investor in Serie A giants Inter Milan.