Celtic new favourites for West Brom's Craig Dawson after leapfrogging Premier League duo

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have been credited with interest in the West Bromwich Albion defender throughout the summer.

Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Celtic have emerged as new favourites to sign West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson [Sky Bet].

The Bhoys have been credited with interest in Dawson throughout the summer, but were behind Premier League sides Burnley and West Ham United in the betting for his signature last week.

 

It is Celtic (5/1) who lead the way now, however, with Burnley and West Ham drifting to 10/1 and 5/2 respectively.

Dawson was omitted from West Brom's squad to face Bolton on Saturday, and is regarded as being as likely to leave the Hawthorns this summer (5/6) as he is to stay put.

But with both Burnley and West Ham having strengthened in the 28-year-old's position, the chances of either club signing him appear slim.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And that could leave open the door to Brendan Rodgers' Celtic, who unlike their English rivals can sign contracted players until the very end of August.

West Brom's alleged £20 million asking price [Express & Star] may be an issue, however.

Could the West Brom defender be Celtic bound?

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