Wayne Rooney arrives in Washington ahead of move to DC United

Wayne Rooney has arrived in Washington for talks and a medical ahead of a proposed move to DC United, according to Sky sources.

The Everton striker and his agent Paul Stretford will meet DC United’s managing general partner Jason Levien and general manager Dave Kasper.

It is also understood the pair are due to visit DC’s new Audi Field stadium.

Sky Sports News reported two weeks ago that the 32-year-old was closing in on a switch to the US.

Although negotiations are far from complete – and no transfer fee has been agreed – Rooney’s 48-hour visit to the States is an indication that a deal is close.

On Tuesday night, the Washington Post quoted one source as saying that Rooney had already done some preliminary house-hunting in Northern Virginia.

“Wayne is genuinely interested in the city and wants to get a better feel for it,” one source told the Washington newspaper.

Rooney’s potential new team-mates are on the West Coast ahead of Saturday’s match against Los Angeles.

The former England captain has been on holiday with his family since Everton’s season ended.