Heskey rejects Leicester return

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Updated: August 3, 2011

Sven Goran Eriksson yesterday has confirmed that Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey turned down the opportunity to rejoin former club Leicester City earlier this year.

Heskey made his name with the championship side before moving to Liverpool,Birmingham and Wigan. He also played a number of internationals for England and was a regular in the side at one point.

Currently at Villa, Heskey was approached by Eriksson, who has been spending plenty of money during the close season, however,he did not fancy the move.

“I spoke to Emile Heskey a month ago and asked him if he wanted to come to us and the answer was ‘not for now, maybe next season’,” revealed Eriksson.

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