Everton boss Ronald Koeman would like to sign Wayne Rooney
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 28/10/16 5:14pm
Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits he would be interested in signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.
Rooney left Everton for Old Trafford in 2004 but is currently out of favour under United boss Jose Mourinho, who has been leaving him on the bench.
The 31-year-old striker has also dropped out of England caretaker coach Gareth Southgate's preferred starting XI.
But Koeman says Rooney still has a lot to offer and would like to see him back in an Everton shirt.
"He's a great player, he's still not finished his career," he said. "I don't know how his situation is. That's not my problem. Of course, if there is a possibility that Rooney is an option for Everton, I'm very pleased."
Everton host West Ham on Super Sunday having been on a poor run of four games without a win.
Despite that run they sit sixth in the Premier League table, but Koeman wants a victory to stay in touch with the leading group.
"We know if you don't win in four games then you get closer to a must-win game. We want to turn things around," he added.
"We're prepared. It's not always sunny and everything doesn't always go right but we need to support each other."