Mark Hughes confirms that Dawson talks have stalled

Queens Park Rangers’ lengthy search for a new centre back continues as a deal between the West London club and Tottenham Hotspur’s Michael Dawson has stalled.

QPR had a £9million offer accepted by Spurs this week and it seemed R’s boss Mark Hughes was set to add another defender to his squad after their 5-0 home thrashing by Swansea on the opening day.

However, Hughes has told talkSPORT that personal terms cannot be agreed between the club and the player and it seems the deal is as good as dead.

“At the moment it is not where I’d hoped it would be,” said Hughes.

“It may change. Obviously we’ve still got days left until the window closes so it might be revisited, but at the moment it is not in a place we think we can progress. There was an issue with personal terms.”