Kinnear admits no guarantee Newcastle's Owen will stay

Newcastle chief Joe Kinnear is not confident about persuading Michael Owen to sign a new contract.

Newcastle chief Joe Kinnear is not confident about persuading Michael Owen to sign a new contract.

The interim boss will sit down with his captain on Tuesday, but he is well aware that the England international will have options.

Kinnear said: "I'm not confident, to be honest. I'm going to sit down with Michael on Tuesday.

"I'm pretty confident about everybody else, but Michael is a different kettle of fish.

"He is looking at his options, I assume, but I won't go into those details until Tuesday."