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Transfer deadline day: Craig Dawson to Wolves off as West Ham pull plug

Wolves are now set to miss out on Craig Dawson, with West Ham United pulling the plug on transfer deadline day.

According to talkSPORT (live blog, 01/09, 15:50pm), the Hammers will not allow the 32-year-old to leave today, because they are not signing Jan Bednarek from Southampton.

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This morning it had been claimed that Wolves were set to land Dawson for around £5 million.

It was said to be ‘likely’ that Wanderers would get the deal done.

However, it had always been dependent on West Ham bringing in Bednarek to replace Dawson.

And it appears there has been a breakdown in that particular deal, and Wolves have now been affected.

It is a blow for Wolves, who need to replace Willy Boly after he completed a move to Nottingham Forest earlier today.

Dawson would have made for a solid addition as an experienced Premier League player who is versatile and has an eye for goal.

Wanderers will now likely turn their attention to other targets with time fast running out in the window.

Jason Denayer is another centre-back to have been linked with a move to Molineux the recent days.

The Belgium international is currently a free agent after leaving Lyon.

Wolves also reportedly hold an interest in Alexander Djiku of Strasbourg.

A blow for Wolves over Craig Dawson, club should now seek to sign Denayer

There was always a chance West Ham could turn around and pull the plug on Dawson joining Wolves.

It is a real shame as he would have made for a solid addition to the squad at little cost.

He’s been superb at West Ham, and many of their fans are already rejoicing at this update from talkSPORT on social media.

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Wolves officials must now work overtime to land someone before the deadline with Boly having left.

Denayer might be the next best option, having just spent four years playing in a top five league.