Duff desperate for Newcastle to keep Owen

Damien Duff has told skysports.com the loss of Michael Owen would be a great loss to the club.

Speculation over Owen's future on Tyneside is mounting with the striker's current contract due to expire at the end of the season.

The midfielder said: "He is a massive player and he has been for many years. He has obviously been unfortunate with injuries at Newcastle.

"But when he is fit, he plays and scores goals. It would obviously be a massive loss if he leaves. Hopefully the club sorts his deal out."