By Danny Wright

11th May, 2018 | 12:36pm

£150,000-a-wk Everton player leaves Finch Farm early with negotiations underway - Sky journalist

Everton star Wayne Rooney has left the club’s Finch Farm training complex early after manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that he would hold talks with the former Manchester United attacker, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports reporter Alan Myers claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday that Rooney, 32, unexpectedly left the Toffees’ training ground moments after training started.

The Washington Post has reported that the former England international is in serious talks over a move to MLS franchise DC United and Allardyce had on Friday confirmed that there are negotiations are going on that could see the attacker leave Goodison Park a year after returning.

Allardyce also stated that he would hold crunch talks with Rooney once he arrived for training.

“My understanding is that there has been some negotiations. As to clarity of whether Wayne is leaving or staying I’ll find out when he comes in for training today,” he said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“I don’t get involved in transfers or negotiations. All I know is there interest – where Wayne lies with it I can’t tell you at the moment. If the player wants to leave – if any player does – I’m comfortable with it.

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“But Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave or had a confrontation with me. We have not had a difficult situation between us.”

The Daily Mail has reported that Rooney agreed a deal worth £150,000-a-week to return to Everton last summer.

Football Insider verdict

There will be a lot of speculation about Rooney’s career over the next few days, but it does not look good that he has left Finch Farm while the rest of the squad are training and Allardyce confirmed that he would hold talks with him. Ultimately, if Rooney is not in the squad against West Ham for the last game of the season on Sunday, then everyone will assume that he is off. Rooney has not had a happy return to Merseyside. While he started well, his performances have got worse as the season has gone on and playing for a manager like Allardyce really does not help. The 32-year-old has had a tough few years though and maybe a move to the MLS will do him the world of good. DC United have never really had a star player, so Rooney could put the Washington DC club on the map by helping turn fortunes around there.

In other Everton news, the Blues are plotting to make an approach for this £2million-a-year manager with Allardyce facing the sack.

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