Gaffer says if fee isn't acceptable to Crewe, he would welcome Dale back in New Year.
David Artell says that he would be willing to welcome back winger Owen Dale if a fee cannot be agreed with Blackpool.
Dale joined the Seasiders on loan on deadline day and has made six appearances for the Championship club.
The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “The situation with Owen has not changed as far as I am concerned. It is a loan with an option to buy.
“I thought a fee had been agreed, but if that is not the case and one cannot be agreed then I will happily have Owen Dale back. What a great signing that would be for us in January. That would be no skin of my nose.
“What a good signing that would be but I thought everything had been agreed, other than that I don’t know.”