Man Utd see off late Man City competition to settle Powell deal

Manchester United have seen off late competition from Manchester City to land Crewe Alexandra attacker Nick Powell.

Manchester United have seen off late competition from Manchester City to land Crewe Alexandra attacker Nick Powell.

A proposed bid from Manchester City has never materialised, and now United are firm favourites to wrap up a deal.

Dynamic forward Powell had a hugely impressive campaign for Alex - helping them to promotion to League One via the play-offs in which he netted a stunning goal against Cheltenham in the final at Wembley.

Reports claim that the transfer is '90 per cent' done and that barring any last-minute hitches United will clinch his signing.

It is also understood that the deal could be worth as much as £8m based on appearances and achievements.

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