Los Angeles FC want to make Wayne Rooney their first headline signing ahead of joining the MLS, reports the Telegraph.
The new club on the scene will enter the league in 2018, which could fit perfectly with the end of the Manchester United captain’s time in the Premier League.
The England international has just 18 months left on his current contract, and as things stand, it seems unlikely he’ll be offered a new deal.
It’ll certainly be a huge statement of intent if they manage to tempt the former Everton striker.
According to the same source, there is confusion around how long Rooney’s contract actually is; it’s apparent that the final 12 months are actually optional, which means that come this summer, he’ll have just a year to run.
The MLS could represent the best place for the 31-year-old to end his career. While he isn’t keen to take his young family to China, he could still end up with a big pay day in the States, as teams are able to sign three players who earn above the wage cap installed by the MLS.
Meanwhile, Bastian Schweinsteiger is a target for Chicago Fire, who are keen to offer him an escape from his Premier League nightmare in January.