Rooney reported to have agreed a deal with DC United

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The Washington Post reported this week that United are now in "serious talks" about signing Wayne Rooney in the coming weeks, as the Premier League season comes to a close.

DC United have held talks with Rooney's representative, Paul Stretford, but are one of several overseas opportunities available to the boyhood Evertonian.

"If Wayne's time is up at Everton, there's no reason why Rangers shouldn't put their name forward", Gray told talkSPORT host Jim White on Tuesday.

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"There's a growing expectation for Everton to compete more and more into the European places. the top quality player is the only player that we should be looking at".

The move, should it come to fruition, will bring an end Rooney's second spell at Goodison Park.

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Earlier this week Allardyce said he wanted England's and Manchester United's record goalscorer to see out the final year of his contract next season.

Rumours are circulating that Rooney's future depends on whether Allardyce stays as manager this summer, yet it seems his heart is already set on joining DC.

Indeed, it would appear there's a likely scenario wherein three different clubs will be paying Rooney's exorbitant wages next season.

DC United finished last in the Eastern Conference a year ago, scoring a co-MLS-low 31 goals while surrendering 60, losing out on goal-difference to Western Conference doormat Los Angeles Galaxy for the league basement.

Wayne Rooney of Everton arrives before the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at the John Smith's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

The US transfer window opens in July. That source spotted United a 50 percent chance of acquiring the greatest scorer in English national team history.

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