Wayne Rooney is expected to return to Everton this Summer

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According to a report by the Independent this morning, Wayne Rooney is expected to make a return to his former club Everton in the Summer.

Ronald Koeman and Steve Walsh recently expressed an interest in the Manchester United star.

The Independent claim “sources close to both the Goodison Park club and Manchester United feel at this point the deal is likely to happen” and “The Independent has since learned that a prospective offer from Everton was also greatly playing on the player’s mind, and that the Merseyside club have been investigating a move “for a few months”.

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There had been speculation on Tuesday that West Ham United would be entering the race but The Independent has claimed that Wayne Rooney’s first choice is to make a return to his boyhood club Everton, who he left for Old Trafford in 2004 as an 18-year-old.

A tough last few months for the England captain has seen him fall out of favour under Jose Mourinho, which also contributed to him losing his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany and Sunday’s home qualifier against Lithuania.