The 26-year-old midfielder moved to the Stadium of Light in January 2014, following Gus Poyet from Brighton to Wearside for a £2.5 million fee. However, he suffered following Poyet’s sacking and Dick Advocaat taking charge of the club, starting only one of his nine games in charge.
He had been linked to the Rams for much of this summer, but the latest report claims that they are no longer interested in signing the midfielder, despite Sunderland willing to sell him if a suitable offer is submitted.
They are looking to recoup much of the fee that Sunderland paid to bring him to the Stadium of Light, but a move to the iPro Stadium is no longer on the cards.
There are no indications as to why Derby have pulled out of the race to sign Bridcutt, but it is stated that the midfielder is no longer on their list of transfer targets at all.
Bridcutt is one of many Sunderland outcasts expected to leave Wearside this summer, with the likes of Will Buckley, Valentin Roberge and Charis Mavrias all listed in the report as set to depart the club.