Rooney close to Everton move, Man. City, Tottenham battle over Walker fee

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His agent held talks with Chinese clubs over a move in February, but it seems Rooney could return to his boyhood club Everton, 13 years after he left Goodison Park for Manchester United.

In a sensational development, Sportsmail understands Jose Mourinho is closing in on the biggest move of the summer and a world-record deal, eclipsing Paul Pogba's £89m return to Old Trafford a year ago. Please drop your comment!

WAYNE ROONEY has been spotted walking down a side street in Liverpool as he closes in on a sensational switch back to Everton.

Everton are believed to have agreed a deal to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.

"There is a lot of young players in and around that Everton squad who can benefit from Wayne Rooney's experience".

Last season, the 31-year-old started only 15 Premier League matches and there has been talk that he wants to move away from Old Trafford.

Rooney is set to be omitted from United's pre-season tour of the U.S., with Jose Mourinho and his squad leaving for Los Angeles on Sunday.

United have consented to letting Rooney depart on a free transfer as long as their captain doesn't ask for the final two years of his deal at Old Trafford to be paid up.

Ronald Koeman has been spending the expected Romelu Lukaku cash this transfer window, bringing in five players already this summer, including keeper Jordan Pickford, defender Michael Keane and midfielder Davy Klaassen.

The club could also make a move for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud once the Gunners have completed a deal for Alexandre Lacazette. "Everton was always his preferred option".

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