Nottingham Forest have confirmed they have received an £8m bid from Tottenham for Andy Reid and Michael Dawson.

Reid turned down a move to Southampton after Forest accepted a cash-plus-players offer, allegedly because he was was hoping for a bid from Totttenham who tried to sign the Republic of Ireland midfielder last summer.

Spurs have also made an undisclosed offer for 21-year-old defender Dawson.

Forest chief executive Mark Arthur said: “We’ve received an £8m bid from Spurs for the two players and we’re considering the offer.”

Spurs had seen previous bids of £3m, £4m and £5m for Reid rejected by the Championship club.