Sam Allardyce talks about Everton's priorities heading into summer

Sam Allardyce talks about Everton's priorities heading into summer

Sam Allardyce talks about Everton's priorities heading into summer

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

'I don't get involved in anything regarding transfers or negotiations.

The Washington Post, citing an unnamed source close to DC United, reported that the chances of Rooney coming to the USA capital are "50-50" and that no formal agreement had been reached.

Speaking at a press conference, Allardyce said on Friday he expected to find out more when he spoke to Rooney later in training and that he would be "comfortable" if any player wanted to move on.

With Wayne Rooney being linked to a move to MLS, the FC panel discuss which destination will suit the Evertonian best in the twilight of his career.

When first asked about the deal, Olson told reporters in the U.S.: "I don't know what you're talking about".

"We talk to the player about that situation, whoever it might be, and say levels have to be lifted".

Although Rooney remains Everton's leading goal-getter this season with 11, he last scored in December.

Allardyce insisted yesterday that Rooney, who will not feature in... "He isn't anxious about the money, he just wants to play football".

The 32-year-old Rooney will not be risked in Everton's final Premier League match of the season, at West Ham on Sunday (Monday NZT), because of a slight knee injury so he may have played his last game for his boyhood club.

Allardyce said: "How as a manager can you guarantee anyone to play? He's never got carried away and that's why he's played so well and achieved so much".

One year on, it may be even more hard to succeed. "They did then, I don't know if they exist as much now".

"You're talking about a Southampton or Huddersfield; the type of teams that are struggling right now".

The Englishman is well loved by the club's supporters but his class doesn't impress many others who perhaps don't watch him on a regular basis.

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