By Danny Wright

11th May, 2018 | 1:44pm

£150,000-a-wk Everton ace may not play for club again after injury blow - Sky Sports journalist

Everton ace Wayne Rooney may have already played his final game for the club as he is not in contention to play against West Ham on Sunday due to a knee injury blow, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports reporter Alan Myers claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday that Rooney, 32, was at Finch Farm on Friday morning to undergo treatment on his knee after it was reported that the ex-Manchester United star left the training ground early.

The Washington Post has reported that Rooney is in “serious talks” over a move to the MLS to play for DC United and on Friday, manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that there are negotiations taking place that could see the attacker leave Goodison Park less than 12 months after he arrived.

The Daily Mail has reported that the former England international agreed a deal worth £150,000-a-week to return to Goodison Park last year.

Football Insider verdict

Rooney may apparently have an injury, but everyone will now be just assuming that he is instead catching the first plane to the United States in order to complete a move to DC United. No one will buy this injury nonsense, especially as he left the training ground early after Allardyce said he was going to speak to the 32-year-old. Rooney’s return to Goodison Park has not gone down as well as many would have hoped. His form has failed to improve on what he had to suffer in the last few years at Man United and it makes sense for all parties to go their separate ways. Everton fans will now be hoping that the £150,000-a-week saved on Rooney’s wages will go into improving the squad. The Toffees are facing big changes in the summer. Allardyce could be off and there will surely be an exodus of the underperforming players that were signed last summer. Rooney is one of them, and fans should not expect to see him again.

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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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