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Steve Bruce Confirms Hull City Close to Signing Tottenham Centre-Back Michael Dawson

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that his side have agreed a deal with Tottenham to sign central defender Michael Dawson.

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Dawson has been linked with a move to Hull throughout the summer with Bruce keen to strengthen his defence with the former England international.

Bruce thought he had failed in his pursuit of Dawson last month but with Spurs set to sign Sevilla defender Federico Fazio, Hull have been able to make another move for Dawson and it appears that Spurs are now willing to let their club captain leave.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Hull’s 1-1 draw with Stoke on Sunday, Bruce confirmed that their is a deal in place to sign Dawson.

“Michael Dawson we hope we can get,” the former Sunderland manager said.

“There’s a deal in place in principle anyway. Hopefully, touch wood, we’ll see what develops.”

Bruce is also keen on signing striker Jordan Rhodes but admitted that Hull are struggling to reach a deal with Blackburn after having two bids turned down by the Championship club.

“I thought I had Jordan Rhodes 24 hours ago and it seems to be further away than ever. We’ve been negotiating for a week”.

Bruce is desperate to bolster his striking options after selling Shane Long to Southampton earlier in the month.

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