Report: Cellino set to abandon Bridcutt pursuit, Bundesliga midfielder could join on Monday

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Leeds are reportedly set to abandon their move for Liam Bridcutt.

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds owner Massimo Cellino

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is set to drop interest in Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt – but a Bundesliga midfielder could be joining the club.

The Whites have had a busy summer, as Garry Monk replaced Steve Evans as the club's new manager, and has brought in a host of new signings to boost his squad.

Leeds Bridcutt

Robert Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe and Marcus Antonsson have all joined the club so far this summer, but manager Monk may still want to bring in another midfielder having lost Lewis Cook to Bournemouth earlier this month.

Many fans have been wanting to see Liam Bridcutt join the club permanently having enjoyed a loan spell from Sunderland last season - but any full-time move for the midfielder appears to be unlikely.

Bridcutt Leeds

The Daily Mail report that Leeds owner Cellino has become frustrated with the lack of progress in the club's pursuit of Bridcutt, and is now ready to abandon the move.

Bridcutt, 27, made 27 appearances for Leeds last season before heading back to Sunderland - and despite seemingly having no future at the Stadium of Light, a deal is proving difficult.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the game

The report adds that Cellino held talks with the agent of a Bundesliga midfielder as he looks for alternatives to Bridcutt, and even believes the mystery player is 'similar' to the former Leeds loanee.

It's stated that a deal for the Bundesliga midfielder could be done on Monday if everything goes well, with Cellino moving quickly to move for another player as the Bridcutt move edges towards collapse.

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