Owen could still join Stoke
The 32-year-old is a free agent after being released by
Manchester United this summer, although his wage demands could make
it difficult for Stoke to do a deal.
Pulis is also conscious that he already has five strikers on the
books in Peter Crouch, Jon Walters, Mamady Sidibe, Kenwyne Jones
and Cameron Jerome, and he would probably need to sell one of the
latter two to make room for Owen.
The Stoke manager said: “Michael hasn’t gone anywhere and it’s
still a possibility. There’s still stuff happening and going on.
Whether we can do a deal or not is another matter.
“I’ve always said he’s a good player and someone I think people
in the club would like to have around. He’s a great professional as
well and Crouchy has shown what great professionals can do for the
Stoke have already signed three players this summer, winger
Michael Kightly, midfielder Jamie Ness and defender Geoff
Pulis is still hoping to add full-back Goran Popov on a
season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev, but the Macedonia international
has hit problems with his work permit.
Pulis said: “He’s got to go to a tribunal on Wednesday so we’ll
Whether Stoke can complete that deal or not, Pulis is confident
there will be new faces at the Britannia Stadium before the
transfer window closes in two weeks’ time.
He said: “We’re still looking to do some business if we can, and
we always tend to do our business at the back end of the transfer