Eriksson wins his battle to sign £8m Newcastle striker Owen

Last updated at 08:48 07 December 2007

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson believes he has won the £8million battle to sign Newcastle striker Michael Owen.

Reports in the Daily Mirror say that Eriksson is confident of getting his man in the January transfer window after stepping up his attempts to sign the England striker within the last few days.

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Owen, who will be 28 next Friday, has been plagued by injuries since joining Newcastle in a £16m deal 16 months ago.

He has made just 20 League starts and scored nine goals following his arrival from Real Madrid but Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has been frustrated by Owen's injuries.

Eriksson has made it clear he is desperate to sign him for City and has remained a huge fan since managing him with England.

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