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If my memory isn’t failing me, I seem to recall that Roy Hodgson openly distanced himself from a bid for Emile Heskey only a few weeks ago when the Aston Villa striker first floated the idea of leaving Aston Villa during the last batch England internationals.

The Daily Express has floated the story again today. I’m sceptical myself. Roy clearly likes the idea of a target man up front, but Bobby Zamora’s just been playing himself into some real form. Though I’ve suggested Heskey would be an upgrade, surely a few other Premier League clubs would be keen on the England striker?

The two quotes at the end of the article look to have just been culled from recent statements by Hodgson and Heskey. The Fulham manager’s comments seem to generically refer to our injury problems – and not to any particular shortcomings up front – while Emile’s largely been silent since his hints at a move created such a media flurry. I can’t imagine this weekend could have been too quiet at the Express sports desk, but I don’t think there’s too much in this.

Am I wrong?