Wednesday's Man Utd transfer rumours: Wayne Rooney latest


It should also be remembered Everton are in Europe this season, and are quite likely to opt for a significantly different lineup in cup competitions than the one they use for Premier League games.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright reportedly met Wayne Rooney's long-time adviser Paul Stretford in London on Wednesday amid speculation over the forward's future.

Some bookmakers have suspended odds today on the likelihood of Rooney leaving Old Trafford and making a remarkable return to Everton where he started his career. Who knows maybe his return could spark something special on the blue side of Merseyside next season.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 23: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United in action during a Manchester United training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final against Ajax at the Aon Training Complex on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. Perhaps it will demonstrate what a crucial presence he could be a 2018 World Cup squad full of young, emerging talents.

In the early season, Mourinho attempted to shoehorn Rooney into his starting lineup but with Zlatan Ibrahimovic proving what a signing he was, Rooney was left struggling to retain a first team place as the main striker.

Everton, by contrast, have invested heavily in their squad this summer.

And they will be hoping that Rooney's experience and know-how can help them break into the top 6 next season.

Everton fans, would you be happy with having Rooney back on loan?

There were rumours the England worldwide would look to join either an MLS club or Chinese Super League team, but those reports seem to have died down.

The Sun and others are reporting that Everton will also sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a potential £20 million - a "bargain", according to Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi. The former Tottenham man was given a contract at the end of May to keep him at Old Trafford until next summer.

It is believed there was interest from China but Rooney did not want to move his family there, despite the huge monetary benefits.

The England worldwide played in Ferguson's testimonial at Goodison Park in 2015, with supporters offering him a warm reception.