£250k a week star ‘very close’ to Manchester United transfer

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United’s all-time scorer Wayne Rooney could be heading for a summer exit amid interest from a whole lot of American and Chinese clubs.

According to The Express, via Marca, the England international is assessing his future at Old Trafford after having been restricted of regular first-team football under Jose Mourinho.

Rooney, now 31, has hinted that he would not be playing the waiting time in Manchester, and a move elsewhere looks a distinct possibility with James Rodriguez being identified as a suitable replacement.

The Colombian international is said to have settled personal terms with the Mancunian outfit, and all is left is to finalize a transfer fee ahead of his proposed move from Real Madrid.

Rooney has been the leading marksman for United over the past decade or so, but his importance has faded in recent seasons with Louis van Gaal being the first to shift him into a midfield role.

With the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford having a long-term future at Old Trafford, the future appears bleak for the legendary striker, who will have to potentially ward off competition from summer recruits if he is to remain at Old Trafford.

Rooney could earn his last appearance against Crystal Palace in the final game of the Premier League season with Mourinho prepared to ring in the changes ahead of the club’s Europa League final versus Ajax.