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Blues Stand Firm Over Heskey Price

Steve Bruce has insisted Birminghams resolve over the transfer fee required for Emile Heskey won't be broken.

Wigan have already gone public over their interest in the player and it is also believed that Blackburn and Fulham are said to be interested in the former England international who scored a career best of only 4 goals in last seasons relegation ending campaign.

Reports suggest that Wigan have proposed a swop deal involving Jason Roberts but with a pathetic cash fee associated to it.

Fulham are believed to be investigating the idea of sending Collins John to St Andrews to sweeten the deal but won't pay anymore than a 1 million fee in adjustment for Heskey.

Speaking to the press manager Steve Bruce said:

'It's no surprise that the scavenger clubs have been sniffing around after we were relegated.

'But if they think we're a soft target, then they've got another thing coming. What everyone has got to understand - and I'd like to get this message across to our supporters especially - is that we are going to do everything we possibly can to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

'When I met with the board for talks after the season finished, we all agreed on a course of action that would give us the best chance of doing that.

'Not selling our best players - the Emile Heskeys, Jermaine Pennants, Mikael Forssells and so on - was part of that course of action. Now if we get offers that we believe meet our valuations, then we will consider them of course.

'Players will only move on if it suits us and everything is right - but we have no desire to sell anybody anyway.

'And remember, some of these players we are talking about were part of a relegated team. They should be determined to make up for that by helping bring us straight back.'

I'm sorry Steve but determination was more important in keeping us up, and 4 goals as a return in a whole season simply does not justify the price tag that Blues probably want for Heskey.




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Date:Wednesday June 14 2006

Time: 4:11PM

Your Comments

"who scored a career best of only 4 goals in last seasons relegation ending campaign" I can only assume that that's an attempt at humour? If not, you need to shoot your researcher ;-)
Affers
Spot on Affers. Surely that cannot be correct.
FEn_100
yeah it cant be correct. he's never worth the 5million that has been branded about recently
green giant 12
He's not worth 5 million, you'd be lucky to get three
Trig the yid
It's called sarcasm folks I wanted to highlight what a great season he had and how well he managed to earn his wages. Maybe if I'd have said career worst it would have made more sense but then again it wouldn't have carried my point as nicely!
Blackeye
I think Heskey is great and fits in at the blues really well.
The Fear
lolol fear. Now THATS irony!! lol :)
FEn_100
If Wigan are offering 3million+ , Bruce should bite there hand off. As Shrek said "you still here donkey!" sell him and quick and Birmingham can get on with race back to the premiership without Heskey thank god.
Martin305
I was so trying to avoid any mentions of Shrek! Classic stuff Martin! lol
Blackeye
Irony FEn? I was being serious! ;-))))
The Fear
With the season he's had - 5M is over the top. 4 goals as well!
richy23
 

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