Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is holding out hope of signing Michael Owen.

Owen, 32, is a free agent after he was released by Manchester United.

And Britannia manager Pulis said: "Michael hasn't gone anywhere and it's still a possibility.

"There's still stuff happening and going on. Whether we can do a deal or not is another matter.

"I've always said he's a good player and someone I think people in the club would like to have around.

"He's a great professional as well and Crouchy has shown what great professionals can do for the football club."