Liam Bridcutt in action against Middlesbrough
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are close to agreeing a deal with Sunderland to re-sign midfielder Liam Bridcutt.
The Whites have enjoyed a superb summer in the transfer market, landing big signings in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe to name just a few - but since Lewis Cook's move to Bournemouth, there has been something of a gap in the Leeds midfield.
Matt Grimes has arrived on loan from Swansea City, but fans are keen to see an experienced midfielder arrive before this month's transfer deadline - and a familiar face could be returning to fill that role.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds are on the verge of striking a deal with Sunderland to re-sign Liam Bridcutt, who spend much of last season on loan at Elland Road.
The 27-year-old Scot made 27 appearances for Leeds in a successful loan spell last season, and a permanent return to West Yorkshire now appears to be on the cards.
It's something of a U-turn for Leeds, as chairman Massimo Cellino told the Daily Mail less than two weeks ago that he was close to giving up on a deal for Bridcutt, due to the move dragging on over the course of the summer transfer window.
Now though, it's claimed that Sunderland are ready to do a deal after weeks of haggling, and the club are on the verge of reaching an agreement for his transfer.
That would give Garry Monk a strong base of Toumani Diagouraga and Bridcutt in midfield, allowing the likes of Stuart Dallas, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe the freedom to support Chris Wood in attack.
Would you be happy to see Bridcutt re-sign for Leeds?