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 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.
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.