Sunderland is looking to bring in Michael Bradley to shore up its midfield and will be making a transfer bid for the American midfielder, Fox Soccer reported, citing “sources with knowledge of the deal.”
Bradley, 23, who has had a solid campaign for Bundesliga stragglers Borussia Moenchengladbach, has 18 months remaining on his contract in Germany. Gladbach turned down offers for the central midfielder after his strong performance at the World Cup in South Africa.
Bradley, the son of U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley, has been targeted to replace captain Lee Cattermole, who has drawn interest from Liverpool and has been slowed by a back injury. Paraguayan midfielder Victor Caceres, a World Cup veteran who plays for Libertad in Paraguay, also is a possibility for that role.
Sunderland is sixth in the English Premier League, one place out of a UEFA Europa Cup berth, with an 8-5-10 record.