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Wayne Rooney move to DC United to be confirmed on Thursday

Former England captain en route to Washington, expected to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal at MLS side

Wayne Rooney
Image: Wayne Rooney will meet the media in Washington on Monday

Wayne Rooney will be confirmed as a DC United player on Thursday, Sky sources understand.

Sky sources understand, the 32-year-old will arrive in Washington at around 7pm BST on Thursday and will hold a news conference at the MLS club on Monday.

The former England captain is expected to sign a three-and-a-half year contract with DC United.

Rooney is understood to have secured a visa and work permit and could begin training with his new team-mates by the end of the week.

Wayne Rooney
Image: Rooney is expected to return to Everton as a coach at a later date

However, England's record goalscorer cannot officially become a DC United player until their transfer window opens on July 10.

He could then make his debut four days later against Vancouver Whitecaps at the opening of the new £140m 20,000-seater Audi Field stadium in Washington.

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Once his MLS career is over, Rooney is expected to return to Goodison Park as a coach after reportedly negotiating a deal with Everton.

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