Wayne Rooney is in advanced talks with MLS side DC United, and a move could be completed as early as Monday, Sky Sports News understands.
It is understood that more than a month of negotiations between Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford, DC United and Everton could be concluded, paving the way for the 32-year old to end his 16-year stint in the Premier League and sign a two-year, £3.8m-a-year deal.
Sky Sports News also understands an agreement will allow for Rooney to return to Goodison Park at a later date to take up a coaching role.
Negotiations have centred on the year left on Rooney’s contract. It’s thought no transfer fee will be paid by DC United, but they will pay a significant proportion of the last 12 months of his £180k-a-week deal.
The agreement will allow Rooney to apply for a US visa before joining his new DC team-mates for training ahead of a likely debut at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 15.
Last week, Rooney flew into Washington from a family holiday in Barbados to undergo a medical and hold talks with DC’s managing general partner Jason Levien and general manager Dave Kasper.