Sunderland target hands in transfer request

Brighton's Liam Bridcutt.
Brighton's Liam Bridcutt.
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SUNDERLAND target Liam Bridcutt has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Gus Poyet’s former club Brighton.

The Seagulls are keeping tight-lipped on speculation that Bridcutt has asked to leave the Amex Stadium, but it seems the 24-year-old has made his move in an attempt to hasten a reunion with Poyet.

Sunderland are thought to have seen a bid of around £2million rejected for Bridcutt earlier in the transfer window.

But the former Chelsea trainee has been one of Sunderland’s principle January targets since Poyet took charge at the Stadium of Light.