Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving to Sunderland.

The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt.

The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to sign Sunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million.

Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet's number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m.

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