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Allardyce denies Rooney has asked to leave Everton

Despite reports suggesting that Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal with MLS side DC United, Sam Allardyce has denied that he has asked to leave the club.

Having come through the Everton ranks, Rooney moved to Manchester United back in 2004 and went on to become the Red Devils leading record goalscorer of all time, winning every club trophy available to him.

He returned to Goodison Park last summer, and despite being the clubs top scorer this season, it has not been a happy campaign for the 32-year-old, who has showed his frustration in a number of games.

It has been claimed in the media that Rooney has agreed a £12 million deal in principle to bring down the curtain on his Premier League career, but Everton boss Sam Allardyce says that he does not know what the situation is surrounding the Blues number 10:

“My understanding is there seems to have been some negotiation along the line but as for clarity as to whether Wayne is staying or going we’ll see later on,” Allardyce said.

“I don’t get involved in transfers but there seems to be an interest from DC United. Only when I speak to him today I’ll find out where the situation lies.

“I’m comfortable with any player who wants to leave but let’s get this clear. Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had a confrontation with me.

“We have not been in any difficult situations with me. We are two adults and we talk.”

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