Davis plays down Powell talk

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Crewe manager Steve Davis insists there has been no firm offer made for highly-rated forward Nick Powell.

This follows reports the England Under-18 international is on the verge of joining Manchester United. Alex face Cheltenham in Sunday's League Two play-off final and Powell has been key to their promotion push with 14 goals in 41 league appearances. Davis does not believe talk of his club's player of the season joining the Premier League runners-up will knock his team off their stride as they prepare for the Wembley showdown. "We've had it before with untimely press in terms of clubs linked with Nick," he said. "It's not news now. "We know that teams have watched him. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has watched him (from the) Championship, Premier League - not just him, other players. There's other players we've got at this club and in the team that would be worthy of watching as well. "At the moment it's just speculation. Nothing's solid and I'm sure nothing will be happening until Sunday's out of the way. Maybe next week we'll know a little bit more, but at the moment it's all paper talk. There's been no solid offer from anybody."

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