Everton boss Allardyce: Rooney, DC United have held talks

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But the manager insinuated in a press conference that Rooney could leave the club he joined just past year if he wants to. 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.

"I'm comfortable with any player who wants to leave but let's put this right".

If Rooney has already played his final game in the Premier League, he will leave as the second highest scorer in its history with 208 goals to his name, behind only the legendary Alan Shearer. "Whether they can or can't is another matter", Akkardyce said.

The uncertainty over Sam Allardyce's position at Goodison Park has apparently sparked Rooney to consider his options, and it seems the 32-year-old feels it may be time to move away from the English top flight.

"So, I've got to say, if he chooses to go, DC will be getting a good player".

"I have a one-year contract and until some time somebody says to me "I do not want you to fulfil that contract" then I have a contract", he said.

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Allardyce admits that negotiations could have taken place between DC United and Rooney, but indicated that there is nothing final about the forward leaving Everton at the end of the season.

After being substituted in the Merseyside Derby draw with Liverpool last month, Rooney was visibly upset by the decision and was caught by cameras displaying his reaction to the decision with a verbal outburst.

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Widespread reports in the UK have indicated that Rooney is in advanced talks with USA outfit DC United over a proposed Sh11.2bn (£12million) switch this summer.

"In the old days managers would be involved in every negotiation and every transfer, that is not the case any more". "If they don't play well you can't select them and if they do play well they stay in the team, and that's the simple fact of the matter", said the Toffees boss.