Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney could be heading towards a summer return to his boyhood club Everton, according to reports.
Sources close to the Old Trafford and the Goodison Park hierarchy have revealed that a deal is likely to go through at the end of this season, as per Independent.
West Ham were the latest suitors showed interest in the out-of-favour striker this week, but Rooney has already made it clear he would join no other English team except the Toffees.
The veteran striker left Everton in 2004 as an 18-year old and now a dream return seems likely to come true after so much drama over the past two transfer windows.
A recent drop in form and change in management at Manchester United have seen Rooney fall down the pecking order, and now he has even lost his place in the England team as Gareth Southgate omitted him from the squad for Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany and Sunday’s home qualifier against Lithuania.
Rumours were everywhere for months that Rooney was looking to complete a switch to the Chinese Super League, but contrary to those speculations, the 31-year old is reportedly confident he still has much to offer at home and also dreams to be involved in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Independent reports that Rooney has been considering a return to Merseyside for several months and the Old Trafford authorities may even be more than happy to waive a transfer fee.
The same report added Everton would likely offer a deal of around £150,000 a week, a considerable pay cut, but a wage he would be ready to accept to play again for his boyhood club and also rediscover his lost touch.