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Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and defender Craig Dawson take part in training at West Brom

West Brom reject fresh bid from Watford for Craig Dawson as defender enters final year of his contract

  • The veteran defender handed in a transfer request last summer
  • But Watford and Burnley were not willing to meet West Brom’s asking price
  • Baggies are expected to cash in to help new boss Slaven Bilic rebuild the squad
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Watford have been rebuffed in an approach for West Brom defender Craig Dawson. 

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The 29-year-old only has one year left on his contract and the Baggies are expected to cash in to help new boss Slaven Bilic rebuild the squad.

Dawson handed in a transfer request last summer but neither Watford nor Burnley were willing to meet West Brom’s asking price.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and defender Craig Dawson take part in training at West Brom

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and defender Craig Dawson take part in training at West Brom

He stayed at the club and went on to make 45 appearances last season.

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Dawson scored in the 1-0 win over rivals Villa in the final game of the season to take the play-off semi-final to penalties.

Burnley have also been linked with a fresh bid.