Would Craig Dawson's potential move to West Ham United be more likely if West Bromwich Albion sign Kyle Bartley?

West Bromwich Albion's English defender Craig Dawson (C) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (L) to head the ball during the English Premier League football match...

West Ham United have already had one offer rejected by West Bromwich Albion for Kyle Bartley.

Kyle Bartley of Swansea City during the pre season friendly match between Barnet and Swansea City at The Hive on July 12, 2017 in Barnet, England.

According to a report in The Sun on Sunday (01/07, page 59), West Bromwich Albion are attempting to sign Kyle Bartley.

The Baggies want the £4 million rated centre-back from Swansea City this summer, and if they do manage to complete a deal, then it could free up Craig Dawson for a move.

West Brom have been reluctant to sell Dawson so far this transfer window, but the defender seemingly wants out and has reportedly refused to go to West Brom’s training camp, according to the Daily Mirror.

West Bromwich Albion's English defender Craig Dawson (L) vies with Newcastle United's French midfiielder Florian Lejeune (R) during the English Premier League football match between...

West Ham have already seen a bid rejected for Dawson, as claimed by the Telegraph, but Manuel Pellegrini’s side would be wise to repeat their offer if Bartley does arrive.

Dawson has generally played at right-back for West Brom, but there were thoughts he could move to central defence this upcoming season, with Jonny Evans leaving and Ahmed Hegazi’s future in doubt.

Bartley’s arrival would help to cover for their absences though, and that could make West Brom more open to doing business with West Ham.

Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion controls the ball during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between West Bromwich Albion v Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 17, 2018 in West...

The Hammers are known to want to strengthen their defence this summer, and Dawson could help tighten up their backline.

West Ham’s initial offer for Dawson was thought to be £12 million, but it remains to be seen whether West Brom would be more willing to negotiate, with Bartley signed up.

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