Sorry mate, with all due respect.
Rooney said that? I know he's thick as pig s#!t but do you really think he is going to go public with a quote like that? Back this up with evidence and we might accept the statement.
Benitez has NOT said he wasn't interested in Owen, his actual quote was
"We have six strikers now," Benitez told Prem Plus.
"And I am thinking about a centre-back rather than a centre-forward. At the moment we only have Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher and they can't play every game."
Nowhere in that statement does he say he is not interested in Owen, all he has said is that his priority lies elsewhere. If, as expected, Baros moves on then there will be only 5 strikers (ONLY!!! ) and extra money will be available for an Owen bid. Whilst I would love to see Owen join us I really cannot see it happening although I'd be delighted to be proven wrong. He will either stay at Real or rejoin Liverpool IMHO.
Also, I was under the impression that not only had we made an offer for Owen of £11m, but Real had accepted it in principle.
TBH there is so much crap flying around the 'net at the moment in relation to Owen it's hard to know what to believe any more. My only hope, as has been said many times in different threads on here, is that the management are not totally blinded by the efforts to sign Owen so much that they ignore the alternative options, which are decreasing by the hour.