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Everton amongst favourites to snatch ageing Man United star

rooney777Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are shocked to hear claims that a boyhood hero of there’s could return to Merseyside before the start of the 2016/17 season.

The Liverpool Echo report that SkyBet are offering odds of 8/1 for Rooney to return to his boyhood club by the start of next season.

Despite the fact that bookmakers are backing Rooney to still be at Old Trafford next season, they are far from convinced with odds of 1/5.

The 30-year old joined Manchester United from the Toffees in 2004 for a fee of £26m and signed a £300,000-a-week contract extension back in 2014, just one year on from submitting a transfer request.

Since then, the Manchester United striker has become the Premier League’s second highest scorer and England’s all-time top scorer.

It is believed that it would take a hefty transfer fee to persuade the Red Devils into selling their captain, which may discourage Everton from making a move.

However, monetary value is unlikely to daunt the favourites to acquire Rooney’s services, Chelsea, who currently stand at 7/1. Heavily backed French outfit Paris-Saint Germain follow just behind the two Premier League clubs at 10/1.

SkyBet are also offering 10/1 for Rooney to join any Chinese Super League team – which could potentially see him reunited with the manager who rewarded him with his first international cap – Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has been at the helm of Shanghai SIPG FC since 2014.

The Daily Mail also reported last month that Rooney was offered £25 million a year to join his former coach in Asia.

Manchester United fans, where do you think Rooney will be playing next season? Let us know in the comments below!

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