Everton boss Ronald Koeman will be "very pleased" should the opportunity come about for him to bring Wayne Rooney back to the club.

There has been plenty of talk of late about the prospect of Manchester United captain Rooney leaving Old Trafford, with him having been dropped to the Red Devils' bench last month.

On Friday, Koeman was asked how likely it might be that Rooney returns to Everton, who the 31-year-old left in 2004 to join United.

And the Toffees manager replied: "First of all, I think it is a great player, and he has still not finished his career.

"I do not know how his situation is, and I need to respect that situation. That's not my problem.

"But even when we get one time the possibility that Rooney is an option for Everton, I'm very pleased."


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