Wolves and one other Premier League club have made an offer for West Ham United defender Craig Dawson.
Sky Sports News are reporting this afternoon that the club have now taken an active step to sign the 32-year-old. The Sun also say an approach has been made.
It was first reported yesterday that Wolves held an interest in Dawson.
Supposedly the club see him as a potential replacement for Willy Boly, who is looking likely to join Nottingham Forest.
Dawson has just one year left on his contract at the London Stadium. And the player is said to be unhappy at the moment.
The Hammers have strengthened at centre-half this summer, and Dawson has fallen down the pecking order recently.
They first sign Nayef Aguerd from Rennes, but he has already suffered a bad injury.
They then went out and landed Thilo Kherer from PSG.
According to Sky Sports News (via Talking Wolves), Wolves have now made offer for Dawson.
But Wanderers are facing competition from another Premier League who have also tabled a bid.
That club is not named, but Aston Villa have also been linked with him.
The Sun add that West Ham are now looking at potential replacements for Dawson, with Southampton’s Jan Bednarek a potential loan signing. Michael Keane of Everton is also on their radar.
It remains to be seen if Wolves are successful with their bid.
Potentially, it will come down to whether Boly leaves Molineux or not. The fact the club have made an offer for Dawson suggests the Ivorian is indeed set to depart.
Craig Dawson would be a solid replacement for Willy Boly at Wolves
It looks like Boly’s exit will happen. Fabrizio Romano reported yesterday that a deal for him to join Nottingham Forest was ‘really close’.
So that will be another experienced defender leaving Molineux this summer, after Romain Saiss and Conor Coady.
It is therefore important to bring in someone with a wealth of experience under their belt.
And Dawson certainly has that.
There are certainly more talented central defenders out there than him. But Dawson’s time with West Ham has been quietly impressive.
A move for him would not break the bank, and Wolves would be signing someone who is rarely injured and knows the league.