By Alex Taylor
Liam Bridcutt will undergo a Leeds medical on Monday night after agreeing a two-year contract with the club, according to a reliable journalist.
The 27-year-old Sunderland midfielder has been the subject of strong interest from the Whites this summer as manager Garry Monk looks to strengthen his team.
It has been widely reported in recent days that Leeds were close to agreeing terms with Sunderland for the midfielder and it now appears that the transfer is about to be finalised.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay revealed on his personal Twitter account that Scotland international Bridcutt is on the verge of being a Leeds player.
Bingo – Liam Bridcutt to undergo a medical with Leeds United tonight. He's accepted a two-year contract. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 15, 2016
The signing of Bridcutt could be confirmed within days as the former Chelsea midfielder looks to re-join the Yorkshire giants, after spending last season on loan at Elland Road.
Bridcutt wants at least three years
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 12, 2016
Bridcutt, who has less than 12 months left on his contract at the Stadium of Light, has made just 30 Premier league appearances for the Black Cats after signing in 2013.
The defensive midfielder 28 appearances for Leeds last term, after joining in November on loan initially for a month, before extending his stay in Yorkshire until the end of the season.
Former Swansea boss 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 eight senior signings so far, bringing in Luke Ayling, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez.
In other Leeds transfer news, captain Sol Bamba has implored his boss to bring in some new signings.