Stoke City is sweating on Premier League approval on its last-gasp bid to sign
Press Association Sport understands the Potters are set not to learn until Wednesday whether the move will be ratified by the Premier League board.
It was unclear whether Stoke had provided the relevant documents for the signature of free agent Owen before or after the
The uncertainty meant the Premier League was only able to release details of those lists for 19 of its 20 clubs, with the Potters' still pending.
It is understood Stoke would otherwise be prevented from filling Owen's spot with another player if his move was rejected.
Clubs are able to sign free agents outside the transfer window but are only able to field them in the Premier League if they have previously registered fewer than 25 players.
A Premier League statement read: "The Premier League board is currently considering an application from Stoke City to register a player and, subsequently, their squad list will be confirmed at a later date."
Stoke moved for Owen after he was released by Manchester United but the 32-year-old appeared reluctant to entertain its advances amid suggestions he was waiting for a bigger club to pounce.
And although he was also linked with Liverpool and Sunderland, he insisted he was 'always keen to join'
After signing a one-year contract, he posted on Twitter: "Delighted to have signed for Stoke subject to Premier League approval.
"We have been in talks for a while and it was a club I was always keen to join.
"I'm particularly excited at the prospect of working under
"He has assembled a great squad that I look forward to joining.
"I'm now looking forward to contributing as much as possible to the club and can't wait to play in front of a great set of supporters.
"Thanks for your kind messages everyone. Can't wait to get going again!"
Stoke earlier announced an agreement had been reached with the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle United star on its official website.
"Stoke City have today won the race to sign England international striker
"The former Liverpool and Real Madrid hitman has penned a one-year deal at the
Owen would become Stoke's seventh signing of the northern summer, following the arrivals of
Owen's time at United was dogged by injury problems but he scored 17 goals in 52 appearances during his three-year spell, including a famous winner in a 4-3 derby victory over Manchester City in 2009.
In total, Owen has scored 221 goals in 473 games in all competitions at club level, in addition to 40 goals in 89 appearances for England.
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