Manchester City to launch six million pounds bid for Owen

December 28th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Dec 28 (ANI): Manchester City will launch a 6million pounds bid to sign Michael Owen while Arsenal are looking to snap up Newcastle team-mates Shay Given and Charles NZogbia.

City, now bankrolled by the billions of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, are prepared to pay over the odds for a player who would not cost anything in transfer fees at the end of the season, the Daily Express reported.

Thats because manager Mark Hughes believes that Owens goal scoring experience will greatly enhance his squad.

Everton are also keen but manager David Moyes was hoping to enter the chase in the summer when it would only be a matter of sorting out Owens wages.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is also interested but Owen would only move to London for Champions League football with Chelsea or Arsenal.

The Gunners, meanwhile, will try to tempt Newcastle keeper Given along with young French star NZogbia to the Emirates.

As for Owen, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley knows he has lost the battle to keep him.

As Sunday Express Sport first revealed, Owen was always going to complete the final season of his contract at St James Park and weigh up his options as a free agent next summer. (ANI)

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