Roeder: Owen won’t leave Newcastle

Roeder told The Guardian: “It’s all news to me.

“But I certainly haven’t waited all these months to write Michael Owen’s name on my team-sheet to even contemplate selling him.

“Michael is a very big part of my plans for next season and I know he’s been as frustrated as everyone else and can’t wait to start playing for Newcastle again.

“Personally, I can’t wait to see him scoring goals for us that no-one else can.”