Washington - DC United coach Ben Olsen confirmed the club is
interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to Major League Soccer, but says the deal
"is not done".
"Certainly the deal is not done, but obviously there's
some interest from our end," said Olsen, who seemed surprised to be
tackled on the topic by celebrity news website TMZ as he walked through an
Rooney has reportedly agreed "in principle" to a
$17 million deal with the MLS club that would see the 32-year-old depart
Everton, his boyhood club, just 12 months after re-joining them from Manchester
However, Everton manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday that
Rooney had not yet asked to leave. The Washington Post, citing an unnamed source
close to DC United, reported that the chances of Rooney coming to the US
capital are "50-50" and that no formal agreement had been reached.