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First Twitter transfer? Man Utd's Owen welcomes Southampton tweet

Departing Manchester United striker Michael Owen could be on his way to Southampton - thanks to Twitter. Owen has hinted he would consider a move to Southampton ­after a cheeky public enquiry by Saints legend Matt Le Tissier.

Owen, 32, is looking for a new club after being told he is no longer wanted at Manchester United, where he spent an ­injury-ravaged three years.

The news prompted Le Tiss to contact Owen through social network site Twitter with the suggestion "Maybe the warmer south coast should be your next ­destination mate, better for your muscles."

Owen, who scored 40 goals in 89 England appearances, says he wants to stay in the top flight, and replied to Le Tissier: "Open to offers!!!"

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