Sam Allardyce names the only Sunderland player who might leave

Allardyce deflated

Leeds United, Cardiff City and Reading are reportedly interested in Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has told Eurosport that Liam Bridcutt is the only player in his squad who could leave.

"I read in the paper yesterday I was selling Defoe,” said the former Newcastle United and West Ham United boss. “This is the trouble with the window coming in January.

"I'm selling everyone apparently, then I'm asking them to play. The only one (who might move) is Liam Bridcutt. Everyone else I'm asking to come to the fight.”

Cardiff City and Reading are interested in signing Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland, according to a recent report in The Yorkshire Evening Post.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that the Championship duo want to sign the defensive midfielder on loan.

Leeds are also keen on securing the services of the 26-year-old Scotsman, with head coach Steve Evans recently telling The Yorkshire Evening Post just before the international break: “I spoke to Liam on Friday and the conversation went extremely well.”

Bridcutt is not a bad player, but he is struggling to get into the Sunderland team at the moment.

The 26-year-old appears to have failed to make his mark in the Premier League, but he is a proven Championship player.

The former Chelsea prospect was successful during his spell at Brighton & Hove Albion, and one can understand why Championship clubs would want him.

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