Middlesbrough favourites to land Heerenveen's Bradley

Middlesbrough are favourites to land Heerenveen midfielder Michael Bradley.

The Mirror says Boro boss Gareth Southgate is jumping to the head of the queue for Heerenveen's United States midfield star.

Southgate hopes to agree terms with the Dutch club and get permission to speak to the player in the build-up to his appearance for the USA side who face England in midweek.

Relations between the two clubs have been strained after Boro took striker Afonso Alves.

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