- I've learned that Everton tried to approach Roma to talk about dealing Michael Bradley and were quickly told to hit the bricks.
I know many out there worry that the bald eagle will be squeezed out in a crowded midfield, but I'm told the new coach loves him and plans to use him often. Apparently, Rudi Garcia feels that none of the other guys in the stable cover enough ground - which, as we all know, is one category where few can match Bradley.
- The report of Watford interest in Terrence Boyd is true. He also has eyes trained by some EPL clubs, some of whom have made introductory calls to Rapid Vienna - but nothing serious is going on with any of them at this time.
Boyd also remains on Lazio's browsing list for the possible event that Libor Kozák is sold during this window. Strangely enough, the Czech forward has been getting calls from Sunderland of all places.
The reality is, anyone who wants either of these guys is going to need to cough up top dollar for them. Both clubs consider their US international to be crucial to the season's goals (in Boyd's case, literally).
- Greg Seltzer