QPR's move for Tottenham defender Dawson has stalled, admits boss Hughes

Despite a fee, reportedly in the region of £9m, being agreed between the two clubs, the move may not go ahead after disagreements with the centre-back over contract details

QPR manager Mark Hughes has revealed that a move for Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has stalled over personal terms.

A bid, reported to be in the region of £9 million, had been accepted by the White Hart Lane outfit earlier in the week with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas looking to offload players who he considers as fringe members of the first-team squad.

The 28-year-old is yet to agree to a move to Loftus Road, however Hughes is hopeful that a deal will be agreed before the transfer window shuts.

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"At the moment [the Dawson move] is not where I'd hoped it would be," Hughes told reporters. "It may change.

"Obviously we've still got days left until the window closes so it might be revisited, but at the moment it is not in a place we think we can progress."

The R’s have been linked with a number of other players with only a week to go before the summer transfer window closes with Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho and Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar among the names.

But Hughes moved to quash further speculation, stopping short of a full denial of interest in the pair.

"There is a lot of speculation about players that we're interested in, or supposedly interested,” Hughes added.

"Some jumped the gun somewhat in terms of that one [Carvalho], but we're looking at quality players that can enhance the squad.

"Some are available, some are attainable, some are out of reach. We just have to focus on the one we can conclude.

The former Manchester City boss did, however, insist that any approach for Cesar does not imply that Rob Green is facing the axe after a disappointing display in the 5-0 loss to Swansea.

"It was my intention to bring two keepers in, because we possibly wanted to give the option to the likes of Brian Murphy to go out on loan somewhere,” he continued.

"We're still looking. We haven't been able to do that as yet and that was certainly the intention at the start of the season."

Hughes was asked about the controversy surrounding former goalkeeper Paddy Kenny who had allegedly sent abusive text messages to Mike Rigg and Tony Fernandes.

Technical director Rigg also received calls up until 3am on Sunday which it is understood lead him to make a complaint to Leeds.

Hughes has stated that no formal complaint had been lodged and that the club wants to move on from the issue.

"It doesn't go anywhere from here," Hughes added.

"There was some text messages and telephone messages, which were to Tony Fernandes and our technical director, Mike Rigg.

"We felt they were inappropriate. We didn't make a formal complaint, I think Mike just got in touch with Leeds just to make them aware of the situation and just to acknowledge that actually it did occur.

"But we didn't make a formal complaint, it was just two individuals."