Everton forward Wayne Rooney will travel to Washington this week to meet Major League Soccer side DC United ahead of a switch to the MLS.
The 32-year-old has already agreed a deal in principle with the club, although he still has a year left on his contract at Goodison Park.
The trip to the capital of the United States is understood to be a fact-finding mission.
Rooney re-joined Everton in July 2017 having spent 13 seasons at Manchester United.
He is the Red Devils’ record goalscorer and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League.
It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season. The US transfer window does not open until July.
Rooney, who is halfway through a two-year deal at Goodison Park, made 40 appearances for the club last season and was Everton’s top scorer with 11 goals.