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Spurs accept QPR bid for Dawson

August 21, 2012
By ESPN staff

Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson is reportedly close to securing a move to Queens Park Rangers, with Spurs believed to have accepted a fee in the region of £7.5 million for him.

Michael Dawson looks set to leave White Hart Lane this summer
PA PhotosMichael Dawson had seemed set to leave White Hart Lane in the summer

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Dawson, 28, was left out of the Tottenham squad for their Premier League opener with Newcastle on Saturday and the club are now ready to let him leave White Hart Lane.

A move to QPR now appears to be nearing completion and Dawson will undergo a medical examination at Loftus Road, with the centre-back having missed the second-half of the 2011-12 season through injury.

The former Nottingham Forest defender has found himself outside of new Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas' plans, with Jan Vertonghen and the returning Steven Caulker strengthening the club's defensive options.

Dawson now looks set to form one half of a potential duo of central-defensive signings, with Marseille's versatile Cameroonian Stephane Mbia also reportedly close to completing a loan move to the club. That deal would see suspended central midfielder Joey Barton move the other way to the south of France.