City circle as United striker keeps his transfer options open

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Manchester United striker Michael Owen says he would love to extend his current contract beyond the end of the season, but admits he is unsure what the future holds.

The 31-year-old former England international is out of contract this summer, with his situation being monitored by a number of potential suitors.

According to the Daily Mirror, Leicester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson, who worked with Owen during his time with the national set-up is said to be planning an audacious swoop to bring him to the Walkers Stadium.

King Power, the wealthy Thai company which owns the Foxes, are preparing to throw the kitchen sink at their quest for promotion to the Barclays Premier League next season, and Eriksson wants Owen to spearhead the charge.


Despite his impressive goals-to-games ratio of 13 in 37, Owen's two-year Manchester United career has been somewhat blighted by injury.

And with promising stars Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda and Mame Biram Diouf all due to return to Old Trafford in the summer, Owen's time could be about to end after joining in the summer of 2009.

Speaking to Manchester United's official site, Owen explained, "I’m not sure about my future yet – my contract expires at the end of this season.

"I’ve made no secret that, in an ideal world, I’d extend my stay here.

"I’d love to play here for longer but I’ll just wait and see what the club say to me. We’ve not held any talks yet."

As the Red Devils prepare for their Champions League quarter-final first leg encounter with Chelsea on Wednesday evening, Owen is keen to get himself back into first team contention.

A fully-fit and in-form Michael Owen could prove to be a very useful tool for Manchester United in their end of season run-in, and the fox-in-the-box will be hoping he has what it takes to convince Sir Alex Ferguson to offer him a new deal.

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