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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.


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


Konchesky deal falls through

PA Sport understands a proposed move to Brighton for Leicester defender Paul Konchesky has fallen though.

The former England international's wages are thought to have been a stumbling block but the left-back also preferred to remain with the Foxes rather than join their Sky Bet Championship rivals.

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