Owen: Everton talk ‘just rumours’

The 32-year-old, a boyhood Evertonian, is a free agent having

been released by Manchester United at the end of last season.

It had been claimed the Toffees would be an ideal fit for the

veteran given his perceived desire to stay in the north west.

But when asked by a Twitter user if he was signing for Everton

or whether the stories were not true, he responded by tweeting:

“Just rumours”.

Owen made his name as a precocious teenager with Merseyside

rivals Liverpool before moving to Real Madrid and Newcastle and

then enduring three injury-hit years at Old Trafford.

He has also been of reported interest to Stoke but no agreement

has been reached.