Rooney poised for MLS switch: reports

Former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle to move from Everton to Major League Soccer (MLS) club DC United, British media have reported.

Rooney, 32, is reportedly set to sign with DC United in a deal worth as much as $US14 million ($A19 million), according to BBC News.

Rooney's representatives began negotiating terms of a contract to move Rooney from the Premier League club with manager Sam Allardyce admitting he is not guaranteed a starting spot next season.

Rooney re-joined Everton in July 2017 and is halfway through a two-year deal.

He spent 13 seasons at Manchester United after signing from Everton as an 18-year-old, becoming their record goalscorer and winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Rooney is Everton's top scorer with 11 goals this season.

With Manchester United, Rooney was 2010 Footballer of the Year and won five Premier League titles.