Wolves are now reportedly closing in on a move for West Ham United defender Craig Dawson.

According to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook tonight, the Hammers have reluctantly agreed to let the 32-year-old leave.

He also says that they are replacing him with Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.

Dawson is seen as a replacement for Willy Boly, who is joining Nottingham Forest. That move should be confirmed soon, with Bruno Lage stating tonight he will leave.

Should Dawson complete a move to Molineux, he would become the club’s fifth new signing of the summer after Nathan Collins, Goncalo Guedes, Matheus Nunes and Sasa Kalajdzic.

Wolves have also been linked with a move for Jason Denayer.

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But it looks as though Dawson is the man Wolves will try and finalise a deal for on transfer deadline day.

Dawson has been with West Ham since October 2020, signing on an initial loan basis. After a string of solid performances, the club turned his move permanent in the summer of 2021.

He has established himself as a firm favourite at the London Stadium.

Last season, he was named in the official Europa League Team of the Season.

Craig Dawson would make a great signing for Wolves

Of the few centre-backs to have been linked with Wolves in recent days, Dawson is arguably the best option for Wolves.

He has bags of experience, and can also fill in at right-back if needed.

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He’s a no-nonsense centre-half that likes to put his body on the line.

West Ham supporters are not particularly happy at the thought of him departing, which is an indicator of the player’s quality.

Hopefully Wolves are able to wrap up this deal tomorrow.

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