Relegation threatened Premier League club Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Hull City defender Michael Dawson according to Hull Daily Mail.

Newcastle United Manager Steve McClaren is said to have been allocated a £15 million January transfer kitty to help stave off the threat of relegation to the Championship.

The Magpies only secured their Premier League survival last season with a last ditch victory on the final day of the season. Newcastle United are currently sat in the Premier League relegation zone and the club’s recent defensive woes are reflected in the club’s -16 goal difference.

It is understood that The Magpies may be weighing up a move for Hull City defender Michael Dawson to help resolve their defensive problems.

The 32 year old former England defender is a natural leader and is highly rated by Hull City Manager Steve Bruce. The Tigers are currently closely contesting the race for automatic promotion in the Championship and it is unknown whether the club would be willing to let Dawson leave The KC Stadium and at what price.

The Northallerton born centre half has spent most of his career playing at the top level with Tottenham Hotspur making 236 appearances for the club in both English and European competition. Dawson was a League Cup winner during his time at White Hart Lane.

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