Championship - Poyet laughs off Owen link
Brighton boss Gus Poyet has laughed off speculation linking the club with an audacious move for Michael Owen.
Reports emerged earlier this week claiming the Seagulls were attempting to lure Manchester United and former England striker Owen to the south coast.
But Poyet, quoted in the Evening Argus, said: "I didn't start the rumour.
"I started one last week in here about selling Lewis Dunk to Real Madrid for £20 million and nobody took it!
"I woke up and everyone was texting me about Michael Owen, even my son who knows everything. I said I don't know anything about it. It would be a dream for this football club to have Michael Owen but it's not true.
"I'm not saying he is not available or he doesn't want to come here and drop a few pounds in his salary but he was not contacted, he was not thought about, he was not on the list. But if he wants to come he can give me a call."