The Everton fans in the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern have been struggling to keep up with Ronald Koeman’s business this summer as the Dutchman ploughs money into his squad in an attempt to break the Premier League top six next season.
The Toffees have already announce deals for Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaasen, Sandro Ramirez and Henry Onyekuru but they are not stopping there, with reports suggesting a two further deals could be on their way.
According to reports from talkSport, Koeman will finalise his deal for Burnley defender Michael Keane before moving to land Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.
The former Everton youngster fell down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho last season, despite breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record to become the club’s all-time top goalscorer.
The reports claim that the Toffees are confident of landing a deal for the 31-year-old, who left Goodison Park for Manchester back in 2004, where he has won five Premier League titles, four League Cups, and FA Cup and the Champions League.
Our landlord reckons that this could be ideal for all parties, with Rooney bagging a return to his childhood club and Koeman bringing in an experienced goalscorer who, while past his prime, could prove invaluable at key moments in the new season.
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