Everton to pounce for unhappy Newcastle striker Owen

Michael Owen won't consider taking a pay-cut at Newcastle United, it has been revealed.

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The Daily Mail says Owen will look for another club if Newcastle United try to slash his wages by £2million a year.

Kevin Keegan is desperate for the board to secure the services of his skipper and star striker on a long-term contract. But more than six weeks after negotiations were supposed to start, Owen's representatives are still waiting for a first proper meeting.

Any move to cut Owen's current salary of £120,000 a week to nearer £80,000 could end his three-year stint at St James' Park.

Everton would be interested in exploring the possibility of luring the former Liverpool star back to Merseyside. It was the team he supported as a boy and where his father Terry once played. Given the opportunity to play for the right club, Owen would probably take a pay cut.

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