Wigan boss Bruce plans £16M bid for Newcastle's Owen
Having taken charge at the JJB Stadium this week, Bruce has drawn up an ambitious shopping list as he attempts to recruit the players he feels are required to guarantee Premier League survival. Owen's name is understood to feature on it.
Wigan's Corbridge-born boss - then in charge at Birmingham - tried to sign the striker prior to his record-breaking move to St James's Park from Real Madrid in 2005. Owen also rejected an offer from Latics chairman Dave Whelan in order to join Newcastle.