Everton drop out of running for Stoke target Owen

Everton have dropped their pursuit of released Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Everton have dropped their pursuit of released Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

The Mail on Sunday says Everton have ruled out a bid for the former Liverpool, Manchester United and England star Owen.

The striker, 32, released by Sir Alex Ferguson this summer, fancies a top-flight club in the north-west.

The terms of Stoke’s pay-as-you-play offer are short of what his advisers want.

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