By David Woods

20th Aug, 2017 | 9:35am

Exclusive: Leeds agree deal with Championship rivals, move for 28-year-old should be done in 48 hours

EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke

Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt has agreed a move to Championship rivals Nottingham Forest, Football Insider sources understand.

Bridcutt was not in the Leeds squad for Saturday’s win over Sunderland as talks continued with both clubs over a deal for the midfielder.

Talks have progressed nicely and Football Insider sources understand Bridcutt’s move to the City Ground is expected to be tied up in the next 24-48 hours.

Bridcutt has found himself out of favour under new Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen, failing to appear in the Championship with his only appearance coming in the EFL Cup win against Port Vale.

The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at Elland Road and Leeds are ready to cash-in on him before the close of the transfer window rather than risk allowing him to run down his contract.

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The former Chelsea trainee joined Leeds in the summer of 2016 from Sunderland after initially impressing on loan at Elland Road and he has made over 50 appearances during his time at Leeds.

Bridcutt is expected to become the second big-name departure out of Leeds in the next few days with Chris Wood undergoing a medical at Burnley after they agreed a £15million deal for the New Zealand international.

In other Leeds United transfer news, another senior player is set to follow Chris Wood out of the exit door next week.

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