Wayne Rooney to hold further talks in Washington ahead of move to DC United
23 May 2018, 22:49
Wayne Rooney is expected to hold further talks with DC United officials on Thursday after travelling to Washington to discuss a move to the MLS side.
The Everton striker arrived in the USA on Wednesday and met club executives at Audi Field, DC United's new stadium that is still under construction.
Sky sources understand Rooney may also undergo a medical with the MLS side, who are currently bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Rooney flew from Barbados - where he had been on holiday - to Miami, before transferring to Washington.
Sky Sports News reported two weeks ago that the 32-year-old was closing in on a switch to the US.
Although negotiations are far from complete - and no transfer fee has been agreed - Rooney's 48-hour visit to the States is an indication that a deal is close.
On Tuesday night, the Washington Post quoted one source as saying that Rooney had already done some preliminary house-hunting in Northern Virginia.
"Wayne is genuinely interested in the city and wants to get a better feel for it," one source told the Washington newspaper.
Rooney's potential new team-mates are on the West Coast ahead of Saturday's match against Los Angeles.
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