Rooney 'open to Everton return', but faces massive pay cut if he leaves United
Wayne Rooney is keen to make an emotional return to Everton, but would have to take a substantial pay cut from his current £250,000 wages at Manchester United to do so.
Rooney is becoming an increasingly peripheral figure at Old Trafford and recently flirted with a move to the Chinese Super League.
He released a statement last week, committing his future to United, but looks certain to leave the club - where he is the all-time top goalscorer - this summer.
And he would consider a move back to his boyhood club Everton, according to today's Daily Mail.
Switching Old Trafford for Goodison Park would mean his family could remain in their Cheshire home and Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has made no secret of his desire to sign him.
"I still think Wayne Rooney is playing at a high level and he made a good choice staying at Manchester United and in the Premier League," said Koeman.
"He still has two or three years in front of him to play at the highest level. What will happen at the end of the season, I do not know? In my opinion he's one of the players who can make Everton stronger than they are now.
"It's all about what the players likes, what Manchester United need to do and we are not involved in that project. Every player who we feel can make the team stronger is welcome at Everton."