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I won't hinder Rooney if he wants to leave Everton, insists Allardyce


Wayne Rooney

Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits Wayne Rooney's future at the club is far from clear but he would not stand in the player's way of a summer move to DC United.

Allardyce is aware of talks between Rooney's representatives and the MLS side but said he had not yet asked to leave.

DC United coach Ben Olsen has confirmed they have an interest in the former Manchester United forward.

He said: "The deal is not done but there is some interest."

Allardyce planned to speak to the player yesterday after training and said he was comfortable with anyone who wanted to leave.

"My understanding of the situation is there seems to have been some negotiation somewhere along the line," said Allardyce ahead of his side's trip to West Ham. "But, as in terms of the clarity as to whether Wayne is leaving or staying, I'll find out later.

"Wayne is a special player but if any player wants to leave they can, in my opinion. Whether they can or can't is another matter."

Belfast Telegraph