It has been reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds and Sunderland cannot agree on a transfer fee.
“Bridcutt’s successful loan at Elland Road last season prompted Leeds to seek a permanent deal this summer but Sunderland are holding out for a seven-figure fee in an effort to cover the cost of paying up the last year of Bridcutt’s £26,000-a-week deal,” states the report in The Yorkshire Evening Post.
Mansford has refused to comment on the speculation, stating that he does not want to unsettle any players at other clubs.
“I’d not like to comment on players who are under contract at another club,” Mansford told The Yorkshire Evening Post.
“It frustrates me to see players getting unsettled so it’s difficult for me to talk about Bridcutt."
Bridcutt created 18 chances in 24 Championship appearances for Leeds last season.
The Sunderland-owned defensive midfielder had a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and won 24 headers, 11 dribbles and 47 tackles.
Leeds endured a disappointing 2015-16 campaign and failed to finish in the top 10 of the Championship. The Whites, though, will be aiming to claim a playoff spot this coming season.