Tottenham defender Michael Dawson insists he will not be leaving White Hart Lane this summer, amid speculation he could be sold by the club.

The 24-year-old centre-back has been linked with a host of Premier League rivals, with Newcastle and Portsmouth both reportedly keen to sign him for a fee of around £4million.

Spurs coach Juande Ramos has made signing a new defender one of his top priorities this summer and it is expected that Dawson could be forced to move on.

But Dawson has ruled out a move, telling the News of the World: "It is all speculation. I am happy here and I don't know where that has come from."