Owen still searching for club
The summer transfer window closed without Michael Owen finding a new club, but he is optimistic regarding his chances of securing a deal somewhere.
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As a free agent, the 32-year-old striker is not bound by the restrictions of deadline day and could sign a contract with a new employer at any stage.
The former Liverpool and Manchester United striker was expected to be offered an opportunity to remain in the Premier League by someone, with Stoke and Everton reported to be keen.
Owen has, however, been left on the shelf for now, with his injury troubles of the past marking him out as something of a gamble.
He is confident of finding something, though, and has suggested that negotiations with potential suitors will be easier now that the distraction of the transfer window has passed.
Owen posted on his Twitter account: "Nothing to confirm just yet, will be an interesting few days now that the transfer window is closed."