Crewe Alexandra striker Nick Powell is a target for Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Mirror says the Gunners and Blues both saw 6ft 1in 17-year-old sensation in dazzling form against Bristol Rovers and are poised to make bids as business opens in the market.

Powell, who is a regular in the England youth set-up, is rated the best young attacker around - and Crewe may take the biggest offer on the table in the next few weeks.

Both London giants fancy Powell in their ranks as a star of the future - while other Premier League sides are eyeing him as a potential first-team player this season.