DC United are hopeful of getting a deal â€œover the lineâ€ to bring Everton forward Wayne Rooney to MLS, says coach Ben Olsen.
Everton have given Rooney permission to speak to the American club and a deal has been agreed in principle.
The former England captain, 32, is believed to have been offered a deal until the end of the 2020 season.
â€œThere is interest in Wayne Rooney from our end and I think there is interest from his end too,â€ added Olsen.
Rooney, who still has a year left on his contract at Goodison Park, has visited Washington as part of what is seen as a fact-finding mission.
â€œNothing is done, so I donâ€™t want to get into talk of arrival until he actually arrives,â€ added Olsen.
â€œNothing is ever done in this world when youâ€™re looking at a deal of this scope and size.
â€œWeâ€™ll see, but hopefully we can get it done.â€
The former Manchester United striker made 40 appearances for Everton last season and was top scorer with 11 goals.