Everton forward Wayne Rooney in talks with MLS side DC United

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Wayne Rooney wants to leave Everton and join MLS side DC United with a £12.5m deal close to being agreed.

The report suggests Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, has held talks with the MLS over a potential summer move.

Talks between Rooney's camp and DC United are said to have gone well, with Everton willing to let the 32-year-old leave.

In addition to Rooney, D.C. are mulling moves for West Ham and Mexico striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Nice forward Mario Balotelli, the Post reported sources as saying.

Rooney is an England National Team legend.

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"A top quality player for me is the only player we should be looking at, " he added. The team ultimately ended up trading Adu in December 2006.

After the goalless Merseyside Derby at Goodison at the beginning of April, rumours again surfaced that the forward was considering his options despite only just returning to his boyhood club. "Wayne loves his football, he loves training, he wants to play and play well like everybody else".

The former England captain left Everton as an 18-year-old for Manchester United but returned after 13 years at Old Trafford last summer.

With the league becoming increasingly competitive, the Washington-based side have been searching for goals for a handful of years after not having a player hit double figures for two seasons.