Nick Powell has reportedly held talks with Newcastle United, Celtic, Brighton, Burnley, Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County.

Newcastle United, Celtic and Derby County are among the clubs who have held talks with Nick Powell, according to TEAMtalk, although the attacker is expected to join Stoke City on a free transfer instead.

A gifted midfielder who produced eight goals and seven assists in 2018/19 is expected to be on the move this summer after rejecting a £1 million-a-year deal to stay at current employers Wigan Athletic (the Sun).

Powell will be a free agent at the start of July and there are no shortage of clubs keen to snap him up.

TEAMtalk claim that he has held talks with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic while Newcastle are also interested in bringing the one-time Manchester United wonder kid back to England’s top flight.

Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough and beaten play-off finalists Derby County have also been in discussions with Powell at one point or another.

As it stands, however, Stoke are leading the chase for the 25-year-old, who will likely make the switch to the Bet 365 Stadium.

Powell was tipped for huge things when he joined Manchester United from Crewe Alexandra in 2012 with Sir Alex Ferguson telling MUTV, via The Guardian, that they had signed him as Paul Scholes’ successor.

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