Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce is eyeing a shock DOUBLE raid on Newcastle United.

The Evening Chronicle says Bruce would love to attract Michael Owen and Nicky Butt back to their native North West.

It would not be a surprise if the 33-year-old Butt wanted to move nearer his Manchester birthplace to see out his days. One of Owen's most successful strike partners has been Emile Heskey, but he is expected to leave Wigan for Aston Villa in the January transfer window.