Coach Allardyce says Rooney hasn't asked to leave Everton

Rosalie Gross
May 12, 2018

David Moyes believes the Premier League will be losing the last of the "street footballers" if Wayne Rooney opts to leave Everton for DC United.

Lampard, (Patrick) Vieira...now you have Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), you have Wayne, so I hope he enjoys (it).

DC United manager Ben Olsen has reportedly confirmed his side's interest in signing Everton star Wayne Rooney, though no deal has been agreed as yet.

"If you watch Lionel Messi play football in a live game you can not believe how many times he stands still in a football match".

The Croxteth-born player is believed to have been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season, although the USA transfer window only opens in July.

"I'm not sure what you're talking about", he initially told TMZ Sports when asked about the interest in Rooney. "Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had a confrontation with me".

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said he wanted England's and Manchester United's record goalscorer to see out the final year of his contract next season.

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

'If any players want to leave, I'm always comfortable with any player who wants to leave or if any player doesn't want to leave.

He would not be the first to do so - David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry [VIDEO] and Liam Ridgewell are just a few who have used the winter break to play overseas on-loan.

Marco Silva and Paulo Fonseca have both been heavily linked with the job should Allardyce leave the club at the end of the season. "It's up to the player to put their game together on a consistent basis every week and keep their place in the team". We've not been in any hard situations because we're two adults and we talk'. Wayne is so level-headed.

'We've got overcome the issues, as an illustration accidents significantly and a lack of kind with some gamers who we anticipated to do higher, we have had and nonetheless produced outcomes however total the squad has labored very arduous to realize what it has achieved'.

Allardyce's own situation is also uncertain following supporter unrest at recent performances but the 63-year-old showed every intention of staying at the club next season. "They did then, I don't know if they exist as much now". That's it. Next season is already planned. I can't speculate or predict what Farhad is thinking or isn't thinking.

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