23 Aug 2012

Dawson and Carvalho look bound for QPR

5:58 am on 23 August 2012

Queens Park Rangers continued to be one of the most active English clubs in the transfer market with Tottenham Hotspur's Michael Dawson and Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho both linked with the Premier League football side.

Manager Mark Hughes, reacting to last Sunday's season-opening 5-0 home defeat by Swansea City, could have both defenders in his side for Sunday's match at Norwich City if the deals are finalised in time.

According to widespread media reports, QPR and Spurs have agreed a fee for England international Dawson, whose move from north to west London would come as a surprise.

Carvalho will reportedly join QPR on a season-long loan and if he and Dawson sign as expected, it would mean 10 new players have arrived at Loftus Road since the end of last season following their close shave with relegation.