FRISCO TX - JULY 17: Midfielder Brek Shea #20 of FC Dallas dribbles the ball past Will Johnson #8 of Real Salt Lake at Pizza Hut Park on July 17 2010 in Frisco Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
News broke earlier this afternoon via Guatemala-based American journalist Brent Latham that Ukranian giants Dynamo Kiev have tabled a shock $10 million bid for FC Dallas star Brek Shea. When contacted for comment on the report, FCD President Doug Quinn poured cold water on the rumor, saying no formal offer for Brek Shea has been made and Dallas is not interesting in receiving an offer.
Dynamo Kiev, while certainly a big club and one that is almost perennially in the Champions League, would be a strange move for Shea, though the money from Ukranian clubs like Dynamo and Shakhtar Donetsk has unexpectedly purchased Brazilian stars like Jadson, Willian and Luiz Adriano.
Shea has returned to Dallas this afternoon as he joins FC Dallas for pre-season training after spending the majority of January with the US Men's National Team.
Edit: The greatness of Greg Seltzer, as he normally does, set the story straight tonight and says Kiev tabled an offer months ago that was quickly rejected.
These kinds of stealth bids will likely be rolling in for Shea in the coming weeks and months until he is finally sold so get used to them. FCD and Brek will make the move when it is right for him and I think the organization has made it exceedingly clear that the guy is not going anywhere for the 2012 season.