QPR refusing to give up on Dawson

QPR are ready to reopen talks with Tottenham defender Michael Dawson over a potential transfer, Sky Sports claim.

The Loftus Road club are on a recruitment drive this summer, and have already added a number of new faces to Mark Hughes’ squad.

England international Dawson is not part of Andre Villas-Boas’ immediate plans, as Jan Vertonghen and William Gallas seem to be the Portuguese trainer’s preferences at centre-half.

The White Hart Lane club had accepted an offer of £9 million for the defender last week, but a potential deal broke down due to disagreements over personal terms.

However, Rangers are ready to invite Dawson for another round of negotiations, where they intend to offer the player a more lucrative package.

Hughes is keen to sign defensive reinforcements after watching his side concede six goals in their first two Premier League fixtures of 2012-13.

The decision over the deal is up to Dawson, who may well opt to stay at the north London side and fight for his place back in the team.

By Gareth McKnight