Leeds resurrect deal for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt

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Leeds United have resurrected a loan deal for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt, just as he looked to be heading to Cardiff City.

The Championship outfit have been trying to land out-of-favour Bridcutt for the last month, yet after repeatedly failing to rubber-stamp the deal, it looked like it was all-but dead.

Cardiff appeared to be favourites to land Bridcutt prior to the emergency loan deadline after watching the 26-year-old in Sunderland Under-21s' defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.

But after talks between Bridcutt and Leeds boss Steve Evans, the deal now appears to be back-on, with the ex-Brighton man expected to move to Elland Road until January.

That move will please Bridcutt, who had always favoured a move to Leeds after being given the go-ahead to leave on loan, following a season where he has not made a first-team appearance for Sunderland.

He will join Sunderland and ex-Brighton team-mate Will Buckley in Yorkshire, albeit the on-loan winger has started just once for Leeds.