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Manchester United captain set to join Everton

Rooney, 31, can come to his childhood club – thirteen years once he left to affix Manchester United in a very £27m deal.

Manchester United price Rooney at £10m however the fee is predicted to be waived because the Old Trafford club press ahead with plans to sign Romelu Lukaku, though they insist the 2 deals don’t seem to be connected.

Rooney, who holds the title of England and United record goalscorer, control talks with Toffees boss Ronald Koeman in the week to debate his role within the team whereas his agent, Paul Stretford, pressed out the small print with club chairman Bill Kenwright.

It is believed he can play as a striker however his flexibility to play in various roles is another attraction for Koeman. The Toffees are still curious about sign language the £20m-rated Olivier Giroud from Arsenal however Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson remains their next huge target. Rooney’s hunger to come to Goodison Park and also the club he has supported since a boy means that he can settle fora remuneration below his £250,000-a-week contract at United that had one year left to run.

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