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Crewe Alexandra's talks with an unnamed midfielder over a possible move to Gresty Road have broken down.

"We had been in negotiations with a midfield player but they now appear to have broken down" - Neil Baker
The Alex are currently in search of a replacement following skipper Luke Murphy's £1m switch to Leeds United earlier this week.

However, discussions with a potential target identified only as a "southern-based midfielder" have since faltered. As a result, Crewe, who have regularly been linked with Stevenage's transfer-listed Anthony Grant, will instead look elsewhere.

"We had been in negotiations with a midfield player and we thought that was progressing well, but they now appear to have broken down," assistant manager Neil Baker revealed to Crewe's official website. "The player is a southern midfield player, who we pin-pointed as one who would have made a difference but it doesn't look as though that is going to progress now."

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Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Thursday July 4 2013
Time: 3:25PM

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