Wigan Athletic forward Nick Powell is ready to reject any transfer interest from Sky Bet Championship club Aston Villa and will commit his future to the Lancashire club according to The Sun.

The 23-year-old Crewe born hotshot has bagged an impressive 11 goals in 25 appearances for the Sky Bet League One leaders this term and speculation has been increasing regarding his future.

It is believed that Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is a keen admirer of the player with Powell being an affordable option for the club as they look to remain within Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations this month.

Despite the rumoured interest from Villa Park, it is now believed that Powell is ready to commit his future to current club Wigan Athletic and the player is poised to sign a contract extension at the DW Stadium.

Powell is a product of the Crewe Alexandra academy system and a record of 16 goals in 64 first team appearances for The Alex saw the forward earn himself a move to Manchester United. The youngster made just nine appearances and scored one goal for The Red Devils and was loaned out to Wigan Athletic, Leicester City and Hull City to gain further experience.

The striker returned to the DW Stadium to sign for Wigan Athletic on a permanent basis in summer 2016 and Powell has gone on to net 17 goals in one-and-a-half seasons with the club.

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