Struggling Upton Park side hope to take Old Trafford star on temporary deal ahead of potential free move in the summer.
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West Ham will be excited by an admission from Manchester United striker Michael Owen that he is ready to leave Old Trafford in order to reignite a career that has been blighted by injury and average displays. Upton Park boss Avram Grant is desperate to improve the club’s attacking options and the club’s co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are hoping to lure the former England international in January.
The Hammers are happy to take the 30 year old on a loan deal with a view to a possible permanent deal and the east London club are so keen to do what is necessary to avoid the drop that they will happily cover the high earners wages during the loan period ahead of a potential free move to east London when his Man United deal comes to an end.
West Ham have managed just 19 goals in 19 Premier League games and news today suggesting that top scorer Frederic Piquionne is pushing for a move away from the club will only make a move for Michael Owen all that more crucial. The Frenchman has been strongly linked with a move to Aston Villa.
The struggling side have been linked with several high profile moves in recent months with the Messrs Gold and Sullivan attempting to land the likes of Thierry Henry and David Beckham, a move for Michael Owen may prove infinitely more likely to complete.
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