Spurs 'accept Dawson offer'
Tottenham have accepted a bid in excess of £9million from QPR for defender Michael Dawson, Sky Sports sources understand.
Last Updated: 22/08/12 1:33pm
Tottenham Hotspur have accepted a bid in excess of £9million from Queens Park Rangers for defender Michael Dawson, Sky Sports sources understand.
It had earlier on Tuesday emerged QPR boss Mark Hughes wanted the centre-back, whose opportunities at Spurs appear limited, and he will now discuss personal terms at Loftus Road.
The move for Dawson is seemingly a response from QPR to their defensively disorganised performance in the 5-0 thrashing by Swansea City on the first day of the season.
And if his chances are to be limited at Tottenham, the 28-year-old former Nottingham Forest player could relish the opportunity of first-team football at QPR while staying in London.
Dawson was not in Spurs' 18-man squad for their defeat at Newcastle United on the opening day of the Premier League season and faces a tough task to regain a place.
Andre Villas-Boas made William Gallas his captain at St James' Park, Younes Kaboul started alongside the former Arsenal skipper, and summer signing Jan Vertonghen was a substitute.
Tottenham also have high hopes for the future for Steven Caulker, who signed a new four-year contract in July, while they have been linked with Pescara teenager Marco Perotta.