CandH Exclusive by Hughie Southon
David Moyes ready to try tempting Craig Dawson into agreeing a new deal with West Ham in January.
An offer from Wolves in the summer had to be turned down when Issa Diop created an issue by demanding a move from the club and no replacement could be found.
And the Molineux bid – mixed with family issues which were believed to have persuaded him that a move further north was necessary – saw Daws come close to leaving the club.
Nayef Aguerd is expected to be fit by November, but Moyes is loath to lose the former Watford defender who was in tremendous form last season but has only just recovered from a thigh injury this term.
The manager is keen to offer the central defender a year’s deal with a 12-month option attached and insiders at the club has confirmed to ClaretandHugh that this is all set to take place.
We were told: “That is the more than probable likelihood come January.”