Wayne Rooney can not get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

  • Wayne Rooney can not get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

Wayne Rooney can not get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

"Only when I speak to him later today will I find out where the situation lies. But let's put this right: Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had any confrontation with me or been in any hard situation in the time since I've been here because we are two adults and we talk".

The possible transfer of the Everton striker Wayne Rooney to MLS is the topic of Omar Momani's new cartoon.

The whispers say that all is not well between the two, and that if the unpopular manager stays, then Rooney will look to leave. "We've not been in any hard situations because we're two adults and we talk".

Rooney trained today before the rest of the squa, d which led to more speculation about the proposed move, but it turns out that he was receiving treatment on his knee.

The Blues are set for another summer of turnover with Allardyce's own future at the club unclear and Rooney is said to be on the transfer chopping block regardless of the club's own managerial future. He added: "Wayne is a special player but if any player wants to leave they can, in my opinion".

He talked at that time about how he wanted to play a part in Everton winning silverware after a long trophy drought, dating back to their 1995 FA Cup win. Victory against West Ham on Sunday will guarantee them an eighth-place finish, a position that seems to reflect a decent campaign, but the sacking of Ronald Koeman in October and criticism of the team's style of play under Allardyce tell the truer story of nine months of poor performances and even worse recruitment.

Rooney left the Toffees as an 18-year-old in 2004 to join Manchester United, where he spent 13 successful seasons.

It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season.

Rooney's representatives traveled to Washington to negotiate terms last week and it appears an agreement has been reached.

Now a deal which will see him play in the MLS is said to be very close.

Allardyce, though, has not been told that he will be departing Goodison Park at the end of the season and claims he has already put plans in place for 2018-19. "I have a one-year contract", he said. "I don't want to create the headline".