Leeds United boss Garry Monk refuses to discuss Liam Bridcutt

Leeds Bridcutt

Leeds United have been linked with the Sunderland man.

Leeds Bridcutt

Garry Monk has given nothing away on Leeds United's reported pursuit of Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt when asked on LUTV if he was a target.

Speculation is rife that Monk will sign the Sunderland man - who spent six months on loan at Leeds under Steve Evans last season - before the transfer window shuts.

According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, the Whites are negotiating with the Premier League outfit to bring the 27-year-old back to Elland Road in the coming weeks.

Bridcutt Leeds

Asked on LUTV if he wants to bring in the Sunderland man, Monk bluntly responded: "I don't talk about players. We keep that in-house. You [journalists] will be the first ones to know as soon as a player comes through the door.

"I think it's disrespectful to talk about players, disrespectful to the club. We work in a good way and keep our business how it should be."

Swansea manager Garry Monk

With the window coming to a close, the young Leeds manager has faced plenty of transfer-related questions in recent weeks, but the 38-year-old, to his credit, has kept his cards very close to his chest in a tight-lipped approach that may not always please supporters, starving them of exciting updates, but it preserves good relations with the opposing clubs in negotiations and strengthens the chances of striking a deal.

He has, however, admitted that he hopes to bring in new faces before United's Championship curtain raiser away to Queens Park Rangers next Sunday, giving him a week in which to achieve that.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

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