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Sunderland complete Bridcutt deal

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A big Wearside welcome to Liam Bridcutt, who has officially completed his move from Brighton. http://t.co/bfZJpJdkZm

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The midfielder, who arrives for an undisclosed fee, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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Brighton reject Bridcutt request

Brighton have revealed they have rejected a transfer request from Sunderland target Liam Bridcutt.

Black Cats boss Gus Poyet wants to raid his former club for the 24-year-old midfielder and the ex-Chelsea trainee has tried to force the issue by asking for a move away from the Amex Stadium.

However, after originally refusing to comment, the Seagulls have confirmed that Bridcutt's request has been denied.

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Vicente slates Poyet's managerial style

Gus Poyet seems to be a popular appointment as Sunderland manager, but one of his former Brighton players described him as "the worst person" in football last month.

Ex-Spanish international Vicente, who spent last season on the south coast, does not rate Poyet's top flight credentials.

I do not know if he could manage in the Premier League. I have my doubts. He is the worst person I have come across in football. He is a selfish person, very egocentric. I say that because this is how I feel. If you miss with a shot in training he makes fun — that is unacceptable.

– Spanish winger Vicente speaking to the Sun newspaper
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