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However, it remains to be seen whether there will be any link between Rooney's proposed return to Everton and Lukaku's touted move to Manchester United.

Rooney is Manchester United's all-time leading scorer with 253 goals and he could make return to the Goodison Park after a 13-year spell at Manchester United.

Mourinho said after the Europa League final in May that the 31-year-old is a "very important player" for the club.

The United captain had a year left on his current £300,000 a week deal, but the move to Everton will be all about getting more playing time under his belt.

Rooney began his career at Goodison Park before joining United for £27m in August 2004.

The England worldwide has a year left on his contract at Manchester United, but has seen his playing opportunities limited under manager Jose Mourinho.

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Jose Mourinho told Rooney that he was no longer a first-choice ahead of the January window, opening up the prospect of a lucrative move to China.

Wayne Rooney may be prepared to leave Manchester United this summer, but it seems that he will be staying in the Premier League for the time being.

Previous year he surpassed Bonny Charlton to become United's record scorer with 253 goals.

According to The Sun, Everton are set to land Rooney in the near future - with Ronald Koeman keen to link up with the England worldwide.

The club made official the signing of Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette.

These two acquisitions will continue what has been a busy summer for Everton, who have already signed the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Henry Onyekuru.

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