Steve Evans' straightforward response when asked if permanent Liam Bridcutt transfer is being discussed

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The Leeds United head coach gave a straight answer about the Sunderland loanee's future

Steve Evans delivered a straightforward response when asked if the permanent transfer of Leeds United loan star Liam Bridcutt is currently being discussed, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

Bridcutt has impressed since arriving from Sunderland on a short-term deal in November, later extending his spell until the end of the campaign.

Back in February, Bridcutt indicated he would be happy to remain at Elland Road beyond the summer, should Leeds be willing, while Evans said the following month his fellow Scot was "very aware" of what both he and the football club thought of him.

But the situation is far more uncertain now, based on Evans' latest comments.

The 53-year-old admitted the futures of both contracted and out-of-contract players were discussed during a recent meeting with owner Massimo Cellino, but when asked if Bridcutt’s situation is currently being addressed, he told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "No, it’s not."

Defensive midfielder Bridcutt has appeared 27 times for Leeds this season, providing one assist.

The 26-year-old has another year to run on his Sunderland contract and the Black Cats' precarious position at the foot of the Premier League table could be behind the current lack of progress.

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