The Sunday Express Sport: "He visited world renowned specialist, Dr Ulrike Muschaweck, who operated on both groins in September 2007.
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"But with Owen suffering renewed pain, both the player and his club decided to take advantage of the latest lay off.
"Owen's contract is up in the summer and it is unlikely that he will be staying with Newcastle.
"He will take advantage of a Bosman free, with Manchester City the favourites to sign him.
"His wages, currently £110,000 a week, will not be a problem for big spending City."