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Marco Silva tells Rooney to leave Everton

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The forward is in talks for a move to the MLS with DC United

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Marco Silva has informed Wayne Rooney that he is not in his plans at Everton, according to the Mirror.

Rooney returned to Goodison Park last summer after being allowed to leave Manchester United but after a strong start to the campaign, struggled in the second half of the season.

He has been edging closer to a move to MLS side DC United all summer and recently made a trip to Belfast to deal with visa paperwork before the potential move.

However, it was felt he was waiting to discover whether he still had a future at his boyhood club under new manager Marco Silva before making a firm decision on his future.

That has now been cleared up by Silva, with the Mirror reporting that the new Everton manager has told the 32-year-old he does not have a future at the club under his leadership.

Silva is happy to let Rooney leave for the MLS side, despite the latter having wanted to stay on and prove himself on Merseyside and has already identified Norwich City star James Maddison as his replacement.

It is now in the hands of Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford, who is negotiating his pay off from the club before finalising the move to America.