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10th Aug, 2016 | 11:57am

Reliable journalist: Leeds agree fee for Premier League midfielder, one issue to be resolved

By Amir Mir

Leeds have agreed a fee with Sunderland for midfielder Liam Bridcutt but have yet to resolve the issue of his wages, according to a report.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay claimed on Wednesday morning that the two clubs agreed a fee for Bridcutt last week but the remaining snag to the deal is how the final year of his Black Cats contract will be paid up.

Leeds manager Garry Monk has been in pursuit of the midfield enforcer all summer after Bridcutt’s impressive spell on loan at the club last season.

“Got to the stage last week where Leeds and Sunderland were basically agreed on fee etc,” said Hay on his personal Twitter account. “But they haven’t been able to resolve the matter of how Bridcutt’s final year will be paid up.”

Here is the exchange between Hay and a Leeds supporters on Twitter about the Bridcutt situation.

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The 27-year-old made 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.

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.

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

The Yorkshire club were thumped 3-0 by QPR in their opening Championship fixture on Sunday as Monk looks to end the club’s 12-year wait to return to the Premier League.

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