However, the winger insists he remains happy and fully focused on being a Crewe player – a mindset he’ll continue to adopt until he’s told a bid has been accepted for his services.
Dale’s in high demand after his 12 goals in 48 games helped Alexandra to a 12th-place finish in League One last season.
Third-tier rivals Sunderland, Ipswich and Wycombe – along with Championship duo Blackburn and Preston – have also been linked with Dale, who’s reportedly had a £1m price tag slapped on him.
Speaking to Crewe’s website, the Warrington-born ace revealed he is well aware of the speculation surrounding his future.
But he’s putting talk of a move away from Gresty Road to the back of his mind until something concrete materialises.
Dale said: ‘It's a compliment especially when people are saying there is some quite big teams interested, but I'm a Crewe player and I'll continue to work hard and do the best I can for this team.
‘I'm happy to be here and I am going to keep playing as hard as I can for this club.
‘Until the gaffer comes to me and says we have accepted an offer it doesn't really matter.
‘It’s just speculation and I am only focused on getting as fit and sharp as I can be for the start of the season.’
Crewe boss David Artell has previously admitted he believes Dale should only go to a Championship club if he were to exit the Cheshire outfit.
Artell last month said: ‘Is he ready to step up a level? I am not sure yet and I honestly think that he has to look at moving up a league because I think that any move to a League One club would be a sideways move.
‘In my opinion, he still has a way to go and he is contracted here and I am not losing any sleep over where Owen will be next season.’