Swansea City are understood to be lining up bid for West Brom's Craig Dawson

Craig Dawson: West Brom's England under-21 international defender wanted by Swansea

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Sky Sports understands that Swansea City are lining up a January raid for England Under-21 star Craig Dawson.

West Bromwich Albion are ready to sell Dawson - who is in contention for England Under-21 Player of the Year - as he has failed to make a Premier League appearance under Steve Clarke this term.

Central defender Dawson, who was handed a new long-term deal in February, has been limited to just two Capital One Cup appearances and is now looking at securing regular football elsewhere.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest, but Sky Sports understands that it is Swansea who are at the head of the queue for the 22-year-old.

Dawson signed for West Brom in 2010 from Rochdale, but he spent another year at Spotland before linking up with the Baggies last year.

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