Owen hot property but frosty on foreign suitors

<div>NEWCASTLE striker Michael Owen insists he has had no shortage of inquiries from clubs at home and abroad interested in signing him on a free transfer this summer.<br /><br />Owen said yesterday he expects to leave St James&rsquo; Park when his contract expires in the next few weeks, and would prefer to join another outfit in the Premier League.<br /><br />And despite his representatives sending out a so-called sales brochure in an apparent attempt to drum up interest in Owen&rsquo;s signature, the 29-year-old maintains he is coveted by a host of teams in Britain and beyond.<br /><br />&ldquo;There has been a lot of interest from abroad and quite a bit from home as well, but obviously the Premier League is where I feel I belong,&rdquo; said Owen.<br /><br />&ldquo;I played a year out in Spain and enjoyed it at Real Madrid but that confirmed to me that I definitely prefer the Premier League, so if it was to be a good English club, that would be my preference.&rdquo;<br /><br />Hull have made public their interest in a player whose stock has fallen as much as Newcastle&rsquo;s since moving to the north east from Real Madrid for &pound;16m in August 2005. But the former Liverpool trainee played down talk of a move to the KC Stadium.<br /><br />He added: &ldquo;I haven&rsquo;t been made aware of that, it is a new one &ndash; but I have been linked with virtually every team in last few weeks.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div>