Sunderland rival Stoke for free agent Owen as striker's future remains undecided
23:35 GMT, 31 August 2012
Sunderland are offering late competition to Stoke in the chase to sign Michael Owen.
The 32-year-old can sign outside of the window as a free agent and revealed on his Twitter account that he had been the subject of interest from two major European clubs but his preference is to stay in the Premier League.
Where now Michael Owen has yet to sign for a new club