Premier League: DC United confirm interest in Everton striker Wayne Rooney but insist deal not yet done

Washington: DC United coach Ben Olsen confirmed the club is interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to Major League Soccer, but says the deal "is not done".

File image of Wayne Rooney. Image courtesy: Twitter: @WayneRooney

File image of Wayne Rooney. Image courtesy: Twitter: @WayneRooney

"Certainly the deal is not done, but obviously there's some interest from our end," said Olsen, who seemed surprised to be tackled on the topic by celebrity news website TMZ as he walked through an airport.

Rooney has reportedly agreed "in principle" to a $17 million (12.5 million pound) deal with the MLS club that would see the 32-year-old depart Everton, his boyhood club, just 12 months after rejoining them from Manchester United.

However, Everton manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday that Rooney had not yet asked to leave.

The Washington Post, citing an unnamed source close to DC United, reported that the chances of Rooney coming to the US capital are "50-50" and that no formal agreement had been reached.


Updated Date: May 12, 2018 10:10 AM

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