Owen´s current deal expires at the end of next season but Keegan believes it is essential to the Magpies´ future to secure the England international´s services in the longer term.
"I´ve already started to say we should be talking to Michael now, not next week," said Keegan, who enjoyed his first victory since returning for a second spell as manager in January after Owen and Mark Viduka scored in Saturday´s 2-0 victory over Fulham.
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