Liverpool striker Michael
Owen is considering a move to Real Madrid, according to British
newspaper reports on Tuesday.
Real are willing to pay 10 million pounds ($18.41 million) in cash for
Owen while sending 15 million pounds-rated Fernando Morientes or Real
Mallorca's Samuel Eto'o to Liverpool in a package deal worth 25 million
pounds, the reports said.
The Madrid club own a 7 million pound stake in Eto'o and would have to
pay Mallorca 8 million pounds to conclude the package deal, the
England international Owen's contract at Liverpool runs out at the end
of this coming season, when he would be able to leave the club on a free
Owen told reporters last week he could agree a new contract with the
club before the premier league season starts on Aug. 14.
The 24-year-old striker scored 19 goals last season for Liverpool and is
in their squad for the Champions League third qualifying round, first
leg tie with Graz AK in Austria later on Tuesday.