By Will Butcher

Leeds are close to signing an unnamed Premier League midfielder, according to a reliable journalist.

Manager Garry Monk is in the market for a central midfielder this summer, and has been strongly linked with the likes of Liam Bridcutt, Olivier Kemen and Mathieu Flamini among others.

Radio Yorkshire presenter Joe Rawson has now claimed on his personal Twitter account, that Leeds are set to end their central midfield hunt within the next 48 hours, but revealed the player would not be Sunderland’s Bridcutt.

Rawson has established a reputation for breaking Leeds news on the social media site and was the first journalist to reveal that the club had sealed the signing of Pablo Hernandez, who was unveiled last Monday as the club’s seventh summer signing, and that Charlie Taylor had handed in a transfer request.

In central midfield, the club have been closely pursuing Bridcutt all summer following an impressive loan spell last season and have been given a glimmer of hope in the last 48 hours that they can clinch a deal with Sunderland.

Monk has been very active in the market this summer and is looking to continue his Elland Road revolution, as he aims to return the Yorkshire giants back to the top flight of football.

Monk has made seven senior signings so far, bringing in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez.

In other Leeds transfer news, West Ham are lining up a £5million bid for this in-demand star.