England and Manchester united footie ace Michael Owen is "absolutely delighted" that he and wife Louise are expecting their fourth child together.
The couple - who have been dating since high school - are already parents to Gemma Rose, six, James Michael, three, and one-year-old Emily May.
"Michael and Louise have always been desperate to have a massive family," says a friend of the family.
"Louise is really excited but she's persuaded Michael not to ask if it's a boy or a girl. She wants it to be a surprise."
And it may not be the last addition for the happy couple who - according to their pal - apparently: "want enough children to field their own five-a-side footie team!"
The new bundle of joy may come during a summer of celebrations for Michael, who is hoping to make the England team for next year's World Cup.
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