Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen could still join Stoke reveals Tony Pulis
Friday 17 August 2012
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is still hopeful of bringing in former England striker Michael Owen.
The 32-year-old is a free agent after being released by Manchester United this summer, although his wage demands could make it difficult for Stoke to do a deal.
Pulis is also conscious that he already has five strikers on the books in Peter Crouch, Jon Walters, Mamady Sidibe, Kenwyne Jones and Cameron Jerome, and he would probably need to sell one of the latter two to make room for Owen.
The Stoke manager said: "Michael hasn't gone anywhere and it's still a possibility. There's still stuff happening and going on. Whether we can do a deal or not is another matter.
"I've always said he's a good player and someone I think people in the club would like to have around. He's a great professional as well and Crouchy has shown what great professionals can do for the football club."
Stoke have already signed three players this summer, winger Michael Kightly, midfielder Jamie Ness and defender Geoff Cameron.
Pulis is still hoping to add full-back Goran Popov on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev, but the Macedonia international has hit problems with his work permit.
Pulis said: "He's got to go to a tribunal on Wednesday so we'll see."
Whether Stoke can complete that deal or not, Pulis is confident there will be new faces at the Britannia Stadium before the transfer window closes in two weeks' time.
He said: "We're still looking to do some business if we can, and we always tend to do our business at the back end of the transfer window."
Latest in Sport
Radamel Falcao exclusive: Forward says joining Manchester United is a 'dream come true'
Transfer deadline day: The best memes and tweets, featuring Radamel Falcao, Javier Hernandez and Bart Simpson
Arsenal transfer news: Ray Parlour urges Arsene Wenger to make late move for Edinson Cavani
WWE Raw preview: Will John Cena continue to defy the threat of Brock Lesnar?
Danny Welbeck to Arsenal: Arsene Wenger pictured in Rome as club close in on Manchester United striker for £17m
- 1 Al Pacino on suffering from depression: 'It can last and it's terrifying'
- 2 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 3 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain