Newcastle unlikely to up £80,000-a-week Owen offer

Newcastle United aren't expected to improve their new contract offer to Michael Owen.

Newcastle United aren't expected to improve their new contract offer to Michael Owen.

The 29-year-old England striker’s current £105,000-a- week deal runs out next summer but the new three-year offer is £80,000. A series of bonuses could boost his weekly wage if he plays in 80 per cent of games, says The Sun.

Owen is unlikely to sign a new deal but a Toon source said: “Michael has been made a very good offer. The ball’s in his court.”

Everton and Tottenham are keeping tabs on the situation.

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