Everton are expected to win the race for any Premier League rivals looking for Rooney’s signature this summer and sources close to both clubs feel a deal is likely to happen.
Sky Sports claim West Ham United are also interested in signing Rooney, but Independent believe Rooney’s first choice would be a return to the club who he left for Old Trafford in 2004 as an 18-year-old.
He’s endured a difficult season under Jose Mourinho this campaign as he’s lost his automatic starter status for club and country, failing to make Gareth Southgate’s squad for Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany and Sunday’s home qualifier against Lithuania.
The Englishman has committed his future at the club until the end of the season as the 31-year-old still believes he has more to offer in the Premier League as he confirmed he’d retire from the England team after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He was heavily linked with a move to China, but his representatives were said to be put off by the level of football there.
With United allegedly willing to waive a transfer fee, and Everton capable of offering Rooney a deal of £150,000-a-week deal, it remains to be seen how Rooney views his future this summer.