Michael Owen is still holding out hope of a future in the Barclays Premier League.

The former England striker was released by Manchester United at the end of last season and has since been linked with a host of clubs. Stoke have emerged as his most determined suitors, with manager Tony Pulis and Owen's former England team-mate Peter Crouch both encouraging the 32-year-old to join them at the Britannia Stadium.

With almost two weeks of the transfer window remaining, Owen is keeping his options open, but he admits his desire is to continue to play Premier League football. He told Sky Sports 1: "I'm wanting to play and eager to start again. I just wish the fans on my Twitter account were running the clubs, then I'd sign for anyone I wanted!"

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