Spurs 'accept Dawson offer'

Defender to discuss personal terms with QPR

Michael Dawson: Was left out of Tottenham's 18-man squad for the defeat by Newcastle last Saturday

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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.

QPR exceptionally poor - Hughes

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.