Owenâ€™s future will be discussed on Tuesday. Kinnear said: "I get on great with Michael, but the climate has changed in the country.
"Iâ€™m desperate for him to sign a new contract, but I assume his agent will compare [the contract offer] and use it to benefit from other contracts he might be offered from whatever clubs.
Weâ€™ll know where we stand on Tuesday. â€˜I need to sit down with Michael, explain why I want to keep him and what I think he can do for us. The last thing I want to do is lose him.
"I suppose people are waiting to grab him, so maybe we will lose him - but we can only lose him in the summer. It wouldnâ€™t make sense to let him go next month. If we got players to strengthen the side, why weaken the striking department?"