Report: Toronto FC declined $5 million offer for Michael Bradley

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While it remains to be seen which club(s) were expressing interest in U.S. Men’s National Team captain and central midfielder Michael Bradley, the Toronto FC player was reportedly earning big offers from Europe.

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Despite last playing for TFC in May, Goal USA is reporting that the club recently turned down a $5 million bid for Bradley from a team within Europe’s top-four leagues.

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Following a stint in Italy with AS Roma, Bradley completed a move to Toronto for $10 million, the largest transfer fee ever paid by an MLS team. Recent reports have suggested a move back to Italy could be in the works for the 29-year-old, with Serie A sides Genoa and Sampdoria being linked with the USMNT midfielder.

“We regularly get interest for Sebastian [Giovinco], Jozy [Altidore] and Michael — all of them,” TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko told the Toronto Sun last week .“It’s a matter of understanding that these players aren’t for sale. Again, if there was an offer we couldn’t refuse, then it’s something we would entertain but for the most part it’s a polite decline — thank you but no thank you.”

Bradley, who hasn’t played since prior to the Copa America Centenario, is nearing a return for TFC after recently training with the Eastern Conference side on Tuesday.