Tigers consider move for Michael Owen
The 29-year-old, who despite suffering a remarkable fall from grace has netted 144 Premier League goals, is keen on a return to the English top-flight following the Magpies' relegation, and Hull has emerged as a potential destination.
After suffering an injury plagued spell at the Tyneside club in which he broke a metatarsal bone, suffered knee ligament damage, a thigh injury and underwent a double hernia operation, City chief Brown says he is interested in helping Owen resurrect his career.
And despite scoring just 10 goals in all competitions last season, Brown is convinced Owen has plenty to offer the Tigers, but only at the right price.
"He has a proven track record as a goalscorer and that's an area we're keen to strengthen but it'd have to be on the right terms," he told the Hull Daily Mail.
"It's been sounded out as a possibility but there's been no offer put to him."
Rumoured to have been earning over £100,000 a week at Newcastle, Owen's wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block.
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