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Sunderland enter race to sign Roma midfielder

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Sunderland have joined the race to sign AS Roma's defensive midfielder Michael Bradley, according to the Daily Mirror.

The American is in talks with FC Toronto about a possible return to the MLS, but Sunderland are said to be showing some late interest. 

Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven are also said to have made contact with the player, in a bid to strengthen their midfield.

Roma currently sit in second place in Serie A after an incredible, record-breaking start to the campaign which saw them win their first 10 league games.

But Bradley has fallen out of contention at the Stadio Olimpico and looks set to depart the club.

Sunderland will have their work cut out to signed the midfielder as FC Toronto are said to have offered him a lucrative $6.5million (roughly £4 million) per year contract, which equates to roughly £75,000 per week.

If the Black Cats can top that, or convince Bradley that he should come to the Premier League, they may land the player - who has many years left at only 26-years-old.

His experience playing in the top league in Italy for years will undoubtedly steady Sunderland as they fight for Premier League survival, and his high quality passing could provide the difference in a relegation battle that looks set to rumble on until the last day of the season.

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