According to The Sun, Championship duo Brighton and Cardiff will continue to scout Leeds loan ace Liam Bridcutt ahead of possible permanent moves for him.
Bridcutt, 26, had been frozen out at Sunderland under Sam Allardyce and former boss Dick Advocaat, and chose to leave the club on loan last month.
After weeks of negotiations, Bridcutt chose to join Leeds United on loan until January, and he has so far impressed under Steve Evans' tutelage at Elland Road, though he has only played two games so far.
With regular first-team football in the Championship, Bridcutt looks like he will continue to find his best form again - and there appear to be a number of interested parties in his signature.
The Sun report that Brighton and Cardiff were interested in the midfielder before his move to Leeds, and will continue to scout him due to Sunderland's stance over Bridcutt's future.
It's stated that Sunderland are hoping to sell Bridcutt off the back of his Leeds loan spell, and are willing to let him leave in a cut-price deal just to get him off the books at the Stadium of Light - though he may have to take a pay cut in order to leave permanently.
If Bridcutt continues to impress at Leeds, manager Evans will be desperate to land a permanent deal for the Scottish midfielder, and he will be hoping that a successful loan spell will help swing any potential deal in Leeds' favour.