CHAMPIONSHIP outfit Derby County are looking to land Michael Owen on a free transfer for next season’s campaign.
After offloading high earner Robbie Savage, the Rams are reportedly looking to rescue the former England star from his Manchester United wilderness – where Dimitar Berbatov, Chicharito, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck plus any further summer signings will be vying for game time next season.
Manager Nigel Clough said: “The last two seasons have been very frustrating and I think everyone recognises we need a fresh injection of players.
“There will be money available. We will do the usual bit of wheeling and dealing and try and get a few out.
“We want six or eight in – with a mix of experience, free transfers and at least one biggish signing.”