Brighton are making a shock move for Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

The Sun says the Championship club want to bring the Manchester United striker to the Amex Stadium to help their quest for the play-offs.

United would demand only a nominal fee for the striker, 32, who they signed for free from Newcastle in 2009.

Owen has always said he would not be prepared to slip down the leagues.

But the chance of regular football with Gus Poyet's ambitious side might appeal.