Manchester United won't block a move to Brighton for Michael Owen.

The Daily Mail says Brighton are preparing to make an ambitious move to sign Owen.

United would demand only a nominal fee for Owen but a major stumbling block would be persuading the 32-year-old to leave the north west.

Owen's passion away from the pitch is racing and he is continually building up his Manor House stables in Cheshire as he plans for when the time comes to hang up his boots for good.