Burnley target has transfer request turned down

Burnley FC press room

West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson has seen his transfer request rejected by the club.

West Bromwich Albion's signing of Joleon Lescott has seen Craig Dawson pushed further down the pecking order at the club and with fellow Premier League side Burnley interested in signing the 24-year-old, he has decided to hand in a transfer request at the club.

However just like fellow Baggies player George Thorne, Dawson has seen his transfer request rejected and for now looks set to stay at the club. Burnley had a bid rejected for the former Rochdale player earlier this month, thought to be in the region of £1 million.

Dawson may have been willing to fight for his place at The Hawthorns at that time, but since then England international Joleon Lescott has arrived and he is likely to be the key man in defence for Alan Irvine's side. He also has last season's regular defensive partnership of Gareth McAuley and Jonas Olsson to contend with. That has seen him hand in a transfer request as he looks to leave the side he joined in 2010.

The first year of his spell at West Brom saw him loaned back to Rochdale and in the three seasons since he has played 21 times in the Premier League. He won 15 caps for the England Under-21 side, and scored six goals in the process. He also played for the Great Britain Olympic side in 2012.

Sean Dyche may now be tempted to place another bid for Dawson following his desire to leave the club. £1 million would be a bargain however, and it is likely that West Brom could want around double that if they do eventually succumb to the player's wishes. 

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