Summary

  1. Rooney in discussion with MLS side DC United
  2. Carvalhal set to leave Swansea at end of season
  3. Huddersfield retain Premier League status after drawing at Chelsea
  4. Result means Swansea are on the brink of relegation with Chelsea set to miss out on top four
  5. Get Involved - #bbcfootball or text 81111

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By Elizabeth Hudson and Andrew Mullen

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That's all folks

Well, that turned into a busy little day. Plenty to consider leading into the final weekend of the Premier League season.

And don't forget, West Ham entertain Manchester United tonight at 19:45 BST. Head back this way from 18:30 BST for all the build up from the London Stadium.

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Is this the year, is this the time?The world is ready, do we need a sign?The players are tired, is it too late?Only one man can save us ... Gareth Southgate.Is this the year, is this the time?The world is ready, do we need a sign?The fans are resigned, without a care.The players will be back soon, on Ryanair.

Thanks Dave. Well played Sir. Top of the class.

That's about it from us. But I will leave you with this in reaction to the news England will not have an official song at the World Cup in Russia in the summer.

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Nostalgia of Rooney return overshadowed by disjointed Everton season. Will finish with a healthy pay packet in US.

Daniel Mercieca

Rooney has been a bit of an enigma this past season. He would hit a 40 yard pass to land on Walcott's bootlaces and then give the ball away with a sloppy 10 yarder. I guess concentration is the key...lets' wish him all the best...

Neil, Cumbria

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Russ: He's had a fantastic career. This would be a great way to Capitol off.

I see what you are doing, Russ...

Washington - capital of the USA

Washington Capitals: NHL team

Or maybe the Capitol Building?

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Evabs: He'll last a season, if that. Afterwards maybe he can head to China or the UAE and retire.

Chris Mclaren: Statistically he has been Everton's, best player, this season.

Andrew Richards: You have to feel sorry for the DC United fans.

'The odd moment to treasure'

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

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Wayne Rooney is Everton’s leading scorer with 11 goals, starting with a spectacular headed winner on the opening day against Stoke City at home followed by a goal in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

He fulfilled a long-held ambition with his first Merseyside derby goal, a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in November, followed up later that month with arguably the highlight of Everton’s season.

Rooney scored a hat-trick in Everton’s 4-0 win against West Ham United at Goodison Park, capped with a spectacular strike from his own half, all watched by Sam Allardyce as he prepared to succeed Ronald Koeman with caretaker David Unsworth in charge.

It was all downhill from there, sadly, with Rooney’s appearances restricted under Allardyce in a reined-in midfield role and his frustrations made public when he was clearly furious to be substituted in the goalless derby draw with Liverpool at Goodison.

Rooney was never going to be the explosive talent of his earlier years – but he still provided the odd moment to treasure in a desperate season for Everton.

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Dale Townsley: A legend who has been criticised too many times by typical English fans. Can never enjoy what’s in front of them. Well done Wayne Rooney on a top class Premier League career from the age of 16. Always one of my favourite players.

Ryan Bracken: Speaks evidence of Rooney's ability that he's both United's and England's top scorers yet you still feel like he should of achieved more than he did. Career has been on the down-slide for a while sadly, one big final payday for him in the States.

'No fairytale but not a failure'

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

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Wayne Rooney’s return to his beloved Everton last summer was meant to provide an emotional final flourish to a magnificent career that started at Goodison Park and led to him becoming Manchester United and England’s all-time record goalscorer.

It did not turn into the fairytale he and Everton wanted when he was paraded in front of hundreds of flashbulbs in July – but it should not be painted as a failure either.

The 32-year-old returned to the club he left in summer 2004 intent on driving Everton forward into a new era of success under then manager Ronald Koeman.

It did not work out as Koeman was sacked in October after a nightmare start but when Rooney’s final campaign in the Premier Leagues is remembered, he was still involved in Everton’s best moments this season.

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Oliver Smith: Didn't know he was even still playing... done nothing for Everton this season. Such a strange fall from grace, from one of the deadliest strikers in the league to "playing in front of the back four".

Darren Peters: He achieved so much including England caps/goals, but so much more was expected. He needed to change the course of more games.

Tarn MacArthur: Hard to think of another player who has gone so hard and so long from such a young age in the Premier League. 16 years is it?

'Would have to be massive for him to leave'

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Earlier this week, Everton managr Allardyce said Wayne Rooney wants to stay and dismissed suggestions England's record goalscorer is frustrated with his role.

"It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton," the former England manager told Talksport.

"I've not had a problem from day one with Wayne (but) the Wayne Rooney saga continues on doesn't it?"

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Deny Clarke: Neglecting his body over the years has caught up with him. Unforgivable considering he shared a changing room with Ronaldo and must’ve seen that mans work ethic and habits. Might as well drop a level and take a payday in the States.

Ihaq: Past his prime will have one large payday in DC then retire.

Liam Geraghty: Americans – you've had the Rooney Rule, now get ready for Rooney's rule.

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James Willis: His career has been slowly dying a quiet death for a couple of years, so no... I'd be glad.

David Shaw: He was a top player and I wish him well in the States.

Red Devils: He should have had more appearances, more goals, more assists and more trophies if he kept himself fit and we didn't bottle some finals and title run ins.

Wayne Rooney: Everton forward agrees 'deal in principle' to join MLS side DC United

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Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for Major League Soccer side DC United this summer in a £12.5m deal.

Rooney's representatives have been in the US to negotiate terms and the former England skipper is willing to leave the Premier League club.

Nothing has been signed yet and uncertainty over Everton boss Sam Allarydce's position means the forward could stay at Goodison Park.

Rooney re-joined Everton in July 2017.

Read the full story here.

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Dr. Paul Skinback: Chris Coleman being linked with the Swans job? Does anyone realise how bad Coleman's record is? Gareth Bale completed carried the Welsh side he got credit for.

Wayne Rooney - in numbers

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  • 491 Premier League games
  • 208 Premier League goals
  • 103 Premier League assists
  • Five Premier League titles
  • Three League Cups
  • One Champions League
  • One Europa League
  • One FA Cup

'No Everton fairytale for Rooney'

Phil McNulty

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Wayne Rooney's return to Everton has not provided the fairytale ending to his Premier League that he wanted - but he was not a failure either. He provided some of the best moments in a joyless season at Goodison Park.

BREAKING NEWS

Everton's Rooney discussing MLS move

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Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for MLS side DC United this summer.

Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on his best Arsenal team: "2004. I loved the team in 98. They were an experienced team. We added a bit more exceptional quality in 2002 and 2004."

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on managing England: "I don’t know. I’ve had the opportunity, but at the moment I’m behind Gareth Southgate - hopefully he stays for 22 years."

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Arsene Wenger's most cherished moment: "Maybe my first title here because I came here as an unknown.

"From 2006-2015 was certainly a period where I needed to be the strongest and did the best job.

"To work with restricted recourse and keep the club in a position to pay our debts back."

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Hank: Chris Coleman for Swansea???? He only flourished at Wales because of the players. What success has he had at the clubs he's managed/ sacked from all of them....that's how good he is.

'Respect what has been built here'

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on what he would say to his successor: "Respect the values of the club. I would like him to bring his own ideas. It’s a chance for the players to see something different.

"But on the other hand I would say respect what has been built here."

'You have seen the real Arsene Wenger'

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "I'm very passionate and at a young age I realised in this job I have to get control of my emotions or I will not survive.

"At 33 years of age I was responsible of a top team in France and I'm 68 today and have never stopped.

“You have seen the real Arsene Wenger. The one aspect of me is being desperate guy to win football game. That’s the thing that matters and is a big part of my personality."

'I will try to do my job until the last minute'

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "I will try to do my job until the last minute I work here. And then think about the future. At the moment I don’t at all. … I don’t realise it’s my last press conference because I have the game at Huddersfield in mind."

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Think it's time to hear from Arsene Wenger.

In case you didn't know, he brings down the curtain on his career as Arsenal manager on Sunday at Huddersfield.

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Eddie McCabe: Great title, and song we could reuse 'England fans are going to be very disappointed this summer'. perhaps Elton John for the tune?

RedbeardDave: That's why mums go to Iceland!

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Do you agree with the decision for England not to have a World Cup song for Russia 2018?

If the FA suddenly changed their minds and asked you to write a song for Gareth Southgate's squad, how would it go?

Germany 2006

World At Your Feet (Embrace)

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Embrace's Danny McNamara said he only decided to accept the FA's offer to record a song for England after running the idea past his father.

No doubt Mr McNamara approved of the final offering - a sentimental slice of dad rock that, like England United's 1998 effort, was nice enough.

It goes:

"With the world at your feet, there's no one you can't beat, yes it can be done. With the world at your feet, there's no height you can't reach, this could be the one."

Performance:

The song reached number three. England reached the quarter-finals. Sven-Goran Eriksson's men lost 3-1 on penalties to Portugal. Wayne Rooney was sent off for stamping.

South Korea/Japan 2002

We're On The Ball (Ant & Dec)

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The song:

A fresh-faced Ant and Dec cemented their place in the hearts of the English people with an easy-to-remember ode to the current crop of players.

It goes:

"Gerrard to Beckham, Beckham to Heskey, Heskey to Owen, its a goal. We're on the ball, we're on the ball, we're on the ball, we're on the ball."

Performance:

The song reached number three. England reached the quarter-finals. Sven-Goran Eriksson's team were beaten 2-1 by a 10-man Brazil. Keeper David Seaman got lobbed.

Carlos Carvalhal - what he said

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On the transfer market, he told Wales Online: "The boat is on the sea! The bait is on the hook but there is nothing so far.

"I am not on the boat, I am on the beach watching. They are players I want, they have to be the players a manager wants."

We still need to finish our look back at England's World Cup songs.

And also Arsene Wenger is currently taking part in his final pre-match news conference ahead of Sunday's meeting with Huddersfield.

Coleman a possibility?

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Former Wales striker Iwan Roberts thinks that Chris Coleman could be a good fit at a club the Swansea-born former Wales manager played for from 1987-1991.

Coleman would be available after parting company with Sunderland following their relegation from the Championship.

"We're not sure who the manager will be next season, I know Chris Coleman's name has been linked with the club," Roberts told Post Cyntaf.

"One thing for certain, should Chris Coleman get the job, he would go into that changing room and shake things up because as someone from Swansea, he won't be happy with what's been happening at the club."

Carlos Carvalhal - what he said

Swansea City

When Ki Sung-yueng's late winner lifted Swansea to 15th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone, in February: "We put all the meat on the fire to try to win.

Referring to Swansea as a patient in hospital: "We are close to going out of the hospital, we are not far away from the doctors telling us we can go home and still we can work but we can work at home so we are in the process."

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Harvey Dent: Needless decision really consisting he knows the Championship like the back of his hand! Fault for this doesn't lie at his door.

Paul Ward: He done well initially, players seemed to have got a bit of praise and took there foot off the gas.

Carlos Carvalhal - what he said

Swansea City

When appointed in December 2017: "I believe that me and my staff, our place is in the Premier League.

"It may be my first time in the Premier League, but I was working at Sporting, with Besiktas and I played with Braga in the Europa League.

"I am a coach that if you saw my profile I will change the club, you will see that."

Crucial decision for Swans

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Former Wales striker Iwan Roberts said the decision on Carlos Carvalhal's future was "crucial" to Swansea's future as they plan for life in the Championship after seven successive campaigns in the Premier League.

"Who's going to be the manager now is the big question," Roberts said before the news broke of Carvalhal's imminent departure.

"There's some big questions: the owners need to come out and answer some questions as well.

"The club has tried to do things on the cheap, bring players in on the cheap."

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Dan Devine: Why? Beat Stoke 5-0 and Southampton lose 4-0 to City and you're golden.

Mike Bartlett: Shame for the guy really but just too much of a task in a very crowded bottom of the Premier League. Not sure he was the correct manager to bring in to keep a team up to be honest. I'm sure he'll get work elsewhere.

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Is it a coincidence that clubs who regularly change their managers will be relegated and clubs like Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle kept faith with theirs?!! Maybe the clubs boards should do what they do to managers and sack themselves! THEY are the one constant.

Stuart, Yorkshire