Wayne Rooney leaves Everton training complex early amid uncertainty over future
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 11/05/18 10:21pm
Wayne Rooney left Everton's training ground before the rest of the squad trained on Friday amid ongoing uncertainty over his future at the club.
Everton later said Rooney has a knee injury and had been at their Finch Farm training base for treatment before leaving around midday, as the rest of the squad headed out for training ahead of the final game of the campaign.
Earlier on Friday, boss Sam Allardyce said he was looking forward to speaking with Rooney and insisted that the former England captain had not asked to leave the club.
But Sky Sports News understands the 32-year-old has agreed in principle to make a £12m move to Major League Soccer with DC United, whose head coach later confirmed their interest to TMZ.
Allardyce said: "My understanding is there seems to have been some negotiation somewhere along the line but as for clarity as to whether Wayne is staying or going we'll see later on."
"I'm comfortable with any player who wants to leave but let's put this right. Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had a confrontation with me."
Allardyce was overseeing one of Everton's final training sessions before their last Premier League game of the season, which comes at the London Stadium against West Ham on Sunday.