The Washington Post report that talks have accelerated between Rooney’s representatives and DC and there is a 50% chance he could join when the MLS transfer and trade window opens on July 10.
Rooney cut a frustrated figure at Goodison Park this weekend after Everton’s final home game of the season.
His influence has waned under Sam Allardyce after making a positive start under Ronald Koeman and during David Unsworth’s time in charge.
Rooney, 32, has not scored since December 18 and has completed 90 minutes just three times since the end of January – being substituted six times.
Everton fans appear torn over the situation with most wanting the team built around record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson when he returns from injury.
And some are now accepting Rooney may have to leave just one year into his homecoming.
The former England and Manchester United captain is the club’s top scorer for the season with 10, but that is more a sign of Everton’s struggles than Rooney’s move being a success.
He has been moved around the pitch without finding much fluency anywhere, but has popped up with crucial goals.
However he could finally be ready to leave the Premier League despite having a year left on his contract at Goodison.
“Do I want him to stay?” Allardyce said. “Yes.”
But the Everton boss did admit a ‘massive offer’ could see things change.
DC made a move for Rooney last season, when he left Old Trafford after 13 years, and are back in for him now.
They are opening a new stadium this summer and want a marquee signing to go with it and have also been linked with Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Javier Hernandez.