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8th Jul, 2016 | 6:17pm

Report: Leeds maintain interest in long-term target and will sign another forward

By Harvey Byrne

Leeds are still chasing the services of Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt and will sign another striker, according to a reprot.

Radio Yorkshire journalist and presenter Joe Rawson has revealed on his personal Twitter page that the Whites are still keen on signing Bridcutt and that he is certain the club will sign another forward.

Bridcutt made a positive impression at Elland road in the recently completed season as he protected the back four, but he has since returned to Premier League side Sunderland.

The defensive midfielder fell out of favour at the Black Cats during the 2015-16 season and it is understood that the north east club are ready to sell for the right price.

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The Whites are expected to have new financial resources to complete the deal, as they are expecting to sell midfielder Lewis Cook to Bournemouth.

The combative midfielder made 27 appearances across all competitions for Leeds in the recently completed season, earning a recall to the Scotland squad during his time.

As reported on Football Insider Leeds have also reignited their pursuit of Ternana striker Felipe Avenatti.

Avenatti, who has represented Uruguay at Under-20 level five times played in 37 encounters for the Serie B side in all competitions in the recently completed season scoring six goals and providing four assists.

There were reports last year that Leeds were set to complete the £3million transfer for the 23-year-old, but nothing materialized.

However, the young prospect is now entering the final year of his contract and he may be picked up for a much smaller fee this window.

In other Leeds news, Garry Monk’s bid to sign Belgian winger Anthony Limbombe has hit a snag after his current club NEC Nijmegen have failed to sign a replacement.