Wigan dismiss reports of interest in Newcastle's Owen

Wigan boss Steve Bruce has distanced himself from rumours suggesting a move for Newcastle striker Michael Owen.

Wigan boss Steve Bruce has distanced himself from rumours suggesting a move for Newcastle striker Michael Owen.

"I know the chairman is a fan of Michael Owen, but I don't think we could afford his wages," Bruce told the Wigan Evening Post.

"As far as signings are concerned, we haven't got anything really signed and sealed as people have been led to believe.

"I think this is arguably as good a team as this club has ever had, I can say that genuinely after being here more than a year.

"So it's difficult to improve it at the moment, very difficult, so we have to be careful with whom we bring in."