Report: Liam Bridcutt move from Sunderland to Leeds United appears to be dead

The Scotland international midfielder will not be heading to Elland Road according to reports.

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a move for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt over the past month.

At one point it looked like a deal was on the verge of completion but it dragged on and on as more and more teams began to see their names linked with the Scotland international.

Former club Brighton, hometown side Reading and Cardiff City are all rivaling Leeds United for the player and according to the Sunderland Echo the Bridcutt deal is as good as dead.

They claim that Leeds are unlikely to resurrect a deal in time for Bridcutt to head over from Sunderland before the 5pm emergency loan window shuts tomorrow evening - Bridcutt looks far more likely to be heading elsewhere.

With that Leeds seem to be running out of options in the loan market. Previous interest in a West Brom player came to nothing and the Norwich City pair of Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabbam are going nowhere if reports from Norfolk are to be believed.

So with Bridcutt seemingly down the drain Leeds will have to push hard to find a different central midfield option ahead of the loan window slamming shut tomorrow.

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