Following his summer exit from Manchester United, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker is on Stoke's radar as they look to bolster their attacking options
Stoke City are reportedly weighing up a move for Michael Owen after the former England international's contract expired at Manchester United.
Owen struggled for fitness this season, rarely making the substitutes bench for Premier League fixtures. The 32-year-old made only 31 appearances for the Red Devils in three years, scoring five goals. But Stoke boss Tony Pulis admits he is keen on the former Liverpool striker.
"We tried to find out what he was doing a couple of years ago but nothing came of it - and it was a couple of years ago," Pulis told The Sentinel.
"Everyone knows Michael's pedigree and the fact he has performed with such distinction at the highest level for club and country.
"We are monitoring him, but along with about 400 other players to be honest, so it's a case of waiting to see what happens."
Owen had previously indicated that he would not be satisfied making the drop down to the Championship, insisting that he still has the ability to trouble defences and score goals.
"I am only 32. I might look a bit older than that but looking at the likes of Scholesy and Giggsy, it doesn't half fill you with a lot of motivation and confidence," he told the Daily Telegraph in May.
"They are playing into their mid-to-late 30s and I still feel as if I am reasonably young", he added.
"I don't feel I have lost the ability to score goals or play at a high level. I have been playing and training with top players all my life and that was one of the attractions in going to Man Utd."We will wait to see where that is. If it is not the Premier League then I may look farther afield. I don't think I will be dropping into the Championship."