Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has reaffirmed his interest in Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Speaking with the Mail on Sunday, Houllier says he will add "one or two" in January, but the real transfer work will be done next summer.

Owen, out of contract at Manchester United, could well be a target as he addresses the striking department - "I would love to bring him here. He would be good for the group and has a joyful attitude to playing" - with Emile Heskey signed up for only one more full season.

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