Leeds loan deal for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt in the balance

Liam Bridcutt in action for Sunderland against Fulham. Picture by FRANK REID

Liam Bridcutt in action for Sunderland against Fulham. Picture by FRANK REID

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Liam Bridcutt’s move to Leeds United is in the balance, days after a loan deal was agreed for the Sunderland midfielder.

Leeds were hopeful that they would complete a two-month loan for Bridcutt in time for the ex-Brighton man to feature in Tuesday night’s clash against Cardiff City.

But Bridcutt - yet to make a first-team appearance for Sunderland this season - trained with the rest of his Black Cats team-mates at the Stadium of Light today.

The 26-year-old is understood to be keen to move to Elland Road, despite interest from several other Championship outfits, yet the delay is thought to have been caused by the uncertainty over Massimo Cellino’s ownership of Leeds.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce today described the deal as being “confused - a bit like Leeds.”

“I’m not sure what’s happening, because he was here for training today,” said Allardyce.

Leeds boss Steve Evans today said that he was still hopeful of signing Bridcutt, although he acknowledged there are other suitors for the holding midfielder.

But Evans expects to learn before the weekend whether Bridcutt will judge Sunderland and ex-Brighton team-mate Will Buckley on loan at Elland Road.