Following the surprise arrival of England number one David James, Bristol City are now being linked with former England striker Michael Owen on loan from Manchester United.

The Liverpool legend joined United for free from Newcastle at the end of the 08/09 season, but struggled to make a huge impact at United.

Still aware of where the goal is, scoring some great goals for United in cup competitions and other opportunities he has been given, Owen would make City one of the deadliest sides in the division alongside Nicky Maynard.

This morning in a well known newspaper, it was reported that Manchester United told City they could take Owen on loan rather than taking Danny Welbeck!

So could we be hearing number ten Michael Owen being called this weekend at the Gate? We will have to wait and see.

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