The boyhood Blue, now 32, was one of several high-profile signings last summer and immediately announced his return by scoring in his first Premier League game back.
However, off the pitch antics drew attention for the wrong reasons and Rooney has struggled with form in recent months.
England’s all-time record goalscorer could still fetch a handsome fee from overseas, but it could be difficult to persuade him to leave Everton for a second time.
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