Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena is rejecting reports in the English tabloids that the club is planning to secure the services of Michael Owen, the Newcastle striker. Arena told Sports Illustrated: "I can promise you we have had zero contact with him, so there's probably zero percent accuracy in that report."

Arena continued: "You can't react to every press report. Owen, Del Piero, they'll all fitting beautifully under our salary cap" making reference to the wage restrictions of MLS.

Continuing with the jokey responses Arena shot back: "Is there anything about me in these rumors -- Chelsea or anyone? I'm hoping for a Ronaldinho or Messi rumor. That would be nice."

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