The American anchorman would be a superb addition at Wearside as Roma’s fire-sale continues.
Italian daily Corriere Dello Sport report that Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has faxed an offer to AS Roma for their holding midfielder Michael Bradley.
The offer for the USA international is reported as being in the range of £5m-£6m.
The bid is unlikely to succeed however, as Roma hold a firm valuation of Bradley between £8.5m-£10m.
The suggestion of Roma even considering an offer for Bradley is bad new for the club’s fans though, as the asset-stripping in the Italian capital seems to continue.
The club already sold Pablo Daniel Osvaldo to Southampton for £12.8m earlier this month, whilst Argentine star Eric Lamela looks set to join Tottenham Hotspur for approximately £30m. Not only that, but should Spurs fail to land Anzhi Makhachkala’s Willian then they may well approach Roma for playmaker Miralem Pjanic, too.
Roma have also sold ‘keeper Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham and young defender Marquinhos to Paris St. Germain (for a staggering £30m).
Should Bradley join Sunderland he could add real quality to the heart of their midfield. Manager Paolo Di Canio has so far focused on improving his side’s attack, with the likes of Emanuele Giaccherini and Bradley’s compatriot Jozy Altidore joining in this window.