United close on Powell - Report

Manchester United are in talks to sign highly-rated youngster Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra.

Last Updated: 11/06/12 at 12:40

Powell: Seemingly heading to Old Trafford

Powell: Seemingly heading to Old Trafford

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Alex boss Steve Davis believes the England Under-18 international's representative is currently negotiating over a move away from Gresty Road and it is understood United head a group of clubs expressing an interest.

"Nick is still with us, but I am sure talks are still ongoing with his agent and clubs," Davis told Crewe's official website.

"These things take time and rightly so because all parties have to be satisfied with any deal.

"I still envisage him leaving us this summer, but if it doesn't happen then we would welcome him back for pre-season.

"We'll see what happens this week because obviously I would like to know as soon as possible if we are moving forward without him or not."

The move away from Crewe would be final for Powell, with Davis ruling out the prospect of an immediate loan return being part of any transfer deal.

He added: "One thing I can confirm is that he won't be coming back here on loan.

"That wouldn't be part of it because we want to bring in a replacement of our own and give our own players, such as (fellow England Under-18 forward) Max Clayton, a chance."

Last season proved to be a breakthrough campaign for Powell, who picked up Crewe's player of the season award after scoring 16 goals in 45 appearances.

The 18-year-old further enhanced his reputation with a spectacular strike to open the scoring in last month's 2-0 League Two play-off final victory over Cheltenham at Wembley.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Fernandinho strikes late as City go second

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute to hand Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Burnley 0-1 Leicester: Jamie Vardy goal sees Foxes climb out of bottom three

Leicester City climbed out of the bottom three as they defeated relegation rivals Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull: Dame N'Doye goals lift Tigers

Two goals from Dame N'Doye saw Hull City win 2-0 at Crystal Palace to boost their Premier League survival hopes.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company