It appears that Martin O’Neill is now the favourite to land this experienced front man from Wigan Athletic.
Aston Villa will move to land England striker Emile Heskey from Wigan when the transfer window opens in January. (Daily Star)
The club appear to be leading the chase for the veteran, but does the Aston Villa boss need to sign the £4m-rated frontman, considering he already has the top class pairing of Carew and Agbonlahor to count on? Maybe O’Neill should just look to bring in some younger back-up, rather than bidding for Emile? Do the fans want to see Heskey at the club or is he past it?