Juventus are reported to be lining up a move for England captain Michael Owen when the transfer window opens in January.

Juventus have been looking for cover since discovering that David Trezeguet will be out for four months with a shoulder injury.

Owen, who has struggled to make an impact since moving to Real Madrid in the summer, could well be tempted by the prospect of regular first team football.

Fabio Capello is reported to be an admirer of the former Liverpool striker and would like him to bolster his attacking options.