Garry Monk responds when asked whether Leeds United are interested in signing Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt

Leeds Bridcutt

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is said to want a move to Leeds United.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk has remained coy when asked by the Yorkshire Evening Post whether he is interested in signing Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Leeds have been heavily linked with a move for Bridcutt, but they have been unable to get a transfer over the line yet.

The Whites are thought to have made two offers for Bridcutt, which have both been rejected by Sunderland.

Leeds Bridcutt

However, when asked whether Leeds were interested in the former Brighton & Hove Albion man, Monk was giving nothing away.

He said: “We’re always looking at different players and names will be mentioned.

“Everyone will have assumptions and whispers of who we’re going to buy but I like to keep those things quiet until there’s something concrete to talk about.”

Bridcutt spent part of last season on loan at Leeds, where he became a key player at Elland Road.

The YEP suggest that Sunderland are looking for over £1.5 million for the central midfielder, and Leeds are yet to meet that asking price.

Sunderland Bridcutt

Aston Villa are also believed to be keen on signing Bridcutt - but the 27-year-old is keen to link back up with Leeds.

Monk’s side have made six new additions so far this summer, with Hadi Sacko, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Rob Green, Kemar Roofe and Marcus Antonsson all joining.

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