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Owen won't leave Newcastle for Inter: Report

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Jan 03, 2009 at 02:49am IST

New Delhi: According to The Daily Mail, Newcastle United captain Michael Owen is set to reject any approach Inter Milan might make for him this month.

Intense speculation over Owen's future has sprung up after he pulled out of contract talks with the Magpies, instead postponing negotiations until the end of the season.

While he will be a free agent in the summer if he doesn't pen a new deal, a whole host of clubs have expressed interest in signing the 29-year-old before the end of January.

GOING NOWHERE: Serie A frontrunners are thought to be leading the chase for Michael Owen.

Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool have all been heavily linked with the England exile in recent weeks, but now it the Serie A frontrunners who are thought to be leading the chase.

But Owen is not at all interested in shipping off to Italy, it is understood, as his last and only move abroad culminated in a frustrating stint at Real Madrid.

The former Anfield hero did little wrong during his stay at the Bernabeu - he boasted the best goals-to-minutes ratio in La Liga during the 2004/05 campaign - but a lack of first-team opportunities saw him leave after just one season.

Thus, it seems certain that Owen will remain in England, but will he still be plying his trade at St James' Park next term?

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