Date: 14th August 2006 at 1:01pm
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The Danish midfielder is available for a price and Glenn Roeder sees him as the man to add steel to the heart of his side.

Gravesen: ‘Newcastle are an excellent option. I know the team, the supporters and to be a team-mate of Michael Owen again will be a pleasure.

‘I’ve followed their progress in Europe and I anticipate they will qualify for the UEFA Cup in the next few weeks.’

Team-mates? Perhaps I’m missing something, but wasn’t Gravesen at Goodison and Owen at Anfield – Gravesen a player for Denmark and Owen for England?

Or did they play together in a kick about halfway between the two Scouse clubs on Stanley Park?