Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is keen to sign Owen to boost his forward options.
But the Black Cats face a battle as Stoke City remain Owen’s most likely destination.
Owen has been without a club since being released by Manchester United at the end of last season.
Owen is a free agent and can still join a club after the transfer window has shut.
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