Brighton manager Oscar Garcia has revealed that wantaway midfielder Liam Bridcutt is not in the right frame of mind to play for the Seagulls after handing in a transfer request, as reported by Sky Sports.
Sunderland made a bid of around £2million for the talented central midfielder last week which was immediately turned down by the south coast club.
However Bridcutt subsequently handed in a formal transfer request and is hoping to finally push through his dream move to the Premier League.
Black Cats boss Gus Poyet nurtured Bridcutt to be the player he is today and the Scotland international is just one of a number of players that the Uruguayan wants to bring in this winter.
“He said on Friday he wasn’t focused on the game 100 per cent. He was honest with us and, because of this, he didn’t come with us.
“I had picked him to play but he wasn’t focused and in the next week, if nothing happens, I have to ask again. It’s a problem between him and the club and they have to solve it as soon as possible.
“The best solution is as soon as possible because it would be better for the team, but these things happen in the transfer window.”