West Bromwich Albion are in talks with Watford about the possible transfer of Craig Dawson according to Sky Sports News.

Although the Baggies are not looking to sell first team regular Dawson, he has only one year left on his contract and could leave the club for free next summer should he not be sold in this transfer window.

There have been rumours that Dawson is looking to leave the Hawthorns with reports he has obtained a new agent in order to try and negotiate a move away.

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West Brom lost out in the Play Off Semi Finals to Aston Villa at the end of last season and it now appears likely they will lose one of their most consistent defenders as he looks to seek Premier League football once more.

The 29-year-old has played over 200 games for the Baggies since his arrival from Rochdale in 2010 and proven himself to be a versatile defender playing both at right back and central defence upon the departures of Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans.

Should the talks progress and Dawson leaves for Vicarage Road he would run into a familiar face in the shape of Ben Foster who left Albion for the Hornets last summer upon their relegation from the Premier League.

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West Brom’s reluctance to sell could make Watford to reconsider their options although losing Dawson on a free transfer next summer could force their hand.

The England international made 45 appearances for West Brom last season and scored three times as he proved his quality in both penalty areas.

With the arrival of Slaven Bilic he may wish to speak to the defender about his future but its certain that should Dawson depart there will be big boots that need filling at the Hawthorns.


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