Wayne Rooney is still waiting to hear if Everton are ready to make a serious offer to bring him back to Goodison Park this summer.
The former England captain has been widely expected to leave Manchester United this summer, and he confirmed at the end of last season he had offers from around the world.
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However, the 31-year-old has always maintained that he wants to move back to Everton, if he is to leave Old Trafford this summer – despite having offers from around the world including America and China, whilst Celtic have also said they would be interested.
Sources have told me that Everton do maintain an interest in Rooney, but they are finalising other deals first.
Romelu Lukaku’s future still needs to be officially announced, although he is heading to Chelsea – although Everton already have a deal agreed with Spanish ace Sandro Ramirez to replace him.
Everton are also still working on Ross Barkley situation, with his future up-in-the-air but they have told Rooney’s camp that they have an interest.
Rooney himself has returned to pre-season training early in order to get himself ready for the new season and he insists that he could yet stay with United next season, and it is clear he will decide when to move on.
Jose Mourinho has told Rooney that, whilst not first choice, he is welcome to stay and fight for his first-team place.
Indeed bookmakers are starting to change their odds on Rooney, a move to Everton is now 4/1 but SkyBet list him as 13/8 to remain at Manchester United.