Rooney hasn't asked to leave - Allardyce

Wayne Rooney is joined by two of his children at Everton’s final home match last weekend at Goodison Park in Liverpool

Wayne Rooney is joined by two of his children at Everton’s final home match last weekend at Goodison Park in Liverpool

"My understanding is that there have been some negotiations", Allardyce told reporters at a news conference on Friday.

"But in terms of clarity of whether Wayne is staying or leaving, I'll find out a little more later when he comes into training".

'In the old days managers would be involved in every negotiation and every transfer, that is not the case anymore'. Only when I speak to him today I'll find out where the situation lies.

"The headline isn't "Sam says Wayne Rooney can leave if he wants to".

Rooney, Everton's leading goalscorer this season, has become increasingly frustrated with a reduced role under Allardyce. "We've not been in any hard situations since the time I've been here because we're two adults and we talk".

However, England's all-time leading global goal scorer last found the net for his club on Dec.18, and he was left visibly frustrated when substituted during last month's Merseyside derby.

Wayne Rooney will "not be risked" for Everton's final Premier League game against West Ham after undergoing surgery on a minor injury.

Manager Sam Allardyce has said Rooney is not guaranteed a starting spot next season.

Wayne Rooney reportedly departed Everton's training ground while the rest of his teammates trained, as talk of a move to DC United continues to gather pace.

However, with Allardyce's future still subject to speculation, Rooney could be making the move across the pond, where he will most likely end his career.

Nonetheless, Big Sam says he is open to letting Rooney leave the club, but isn't fully aware of exactly how negotiations are unfolding. If the player wants to leave - if any player does - I'm comfortable with it.

Despite the club easing early-season relegation worries, discord between fans and new manager Sam Allardyce has made conditions hard, with the star unhappy at being withdrawn on a number of occasions in the second half of the season.

"I have a contract". Until someone tells me I'm no longer wanted then I have a contract.

"How can anyone be guaranteed playing time next season?" asked Allardyce. That's it. Next season is already planned.

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