Veteran striker Wayne Rooney could reportedly still stay at Everton this summer but only on one major condition.
The 32-year-old is in advanced talks to move to MLS side DC United, despite wanting to remain with his boyhood club and complete his initial two-year contract.
DC United are wanting Rooney to be their marquee signing, as they prepare to move into their new Audi Field stadium, and Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri was happy to let the former England skipper talk to the Washington-based outfit.
However, the Daily Mirror reports that Rooney could stay if Sam Allardyce was shown the door at Goodison Park.
Allardyce is already said to have told Moshiri that Rooney does not figure in his plans next season, but there are reportedly figures in the Everton boardroom who want to keep the fan favourite.
Some sections of the Goodison faithful have been calling for Allardyce’s head, after being becoming frustrated with the style of play, and a mass walk-out at last weekend’s final home game of the season is said to have concerned the club’s hierachy.
Rooney has told DC that he will give them his answer by the end of May, which leaves the Toffees little time to act if they want to keep their biggest name and potentially axe their boss.