Championship interest mounts in Crewe star Ryan Colclough

HITC Sport understands a number of Championship clubs are weighing up moves for the Crewe star.

Crewe Alexandra are bracing themselves for interest in midfielder Ryan Colclough before the close of the transfer window, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Colclough has been Crewe's standout performer this season and the attacking midfielder is regarded as one of the best young talents outside the top two leagues.

The 21-year-old is Crewe's top scorer this season with eight goals and a host of clubs have been monitoring his progress at Gresty Road this term with Colclough putting in a number of eye-catching performances.

Colclough has battled back from a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury to fulfil his potential and show why he is so highly-regarded at Crewe.

Championship duo Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest both showed an interest in Colclough last summer, but a move failed to materialise with Forest unable to sign him due to their transfer embargo.

Colclough ended up signing a new deal at Crewe last summer, but the club are aware that the player is likely to move on if any of his interested suitors make a sizeable offer for his services this month.

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