Wayne Rooney‘s agent, Paul Stretford, has been in talks with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday afternoon as he looks to secure a return to Goodison Park this summer, according to Daily Mail.
They spoke at Kenwright’s London offices and further talks are expected in the coming days as Everton are increasingly hopeful of signing Rooney.
He left Merseyside 13 years ago in £27million switch to Old Trafford, but it seems like a deal is expected to be reached as both clubs are willing to strike a deal.
There have been a number of different options in place as United hope to let Rooney leave on a free transfer, which would mean they don’t have to pay the remaining £230,000-a-week wages on the two years left on his contract, especially if United sign Romelu Lukaku as BBC claim a deal in the region of £75m has been reached.
Everton has always been Rooney’s preference ahead of a move to China or America as he wouldn’t want to unsettle his family and after winning the Europe League he claimed it’d be the only club in the Premier League that he’d play for after leaving Old Trafford.
There’s still plenty to discuss, however, it seems Rooney’s Old Trafford exit could be approaching fast as he’s expected to leave by the start of next week.