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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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?