TRANSFER RUMOUR: Wages and location makes Emile Heskey’s move to Ipswich Town unlikely

EMILE Heskey’s wage demands are likely to see him priced out of a move to Portman Road.

The 62-cap England international was in contact with the Blues earlier this month and was said to be interested in reuniting with Paul Jewell after the pair worked together at Wigan.

But we understand that Heskey’s wage demands, after a career spent mostly in the Premier League, appear to be out of reach of the Blues’ stringent finances.

The striker was said to be on more than �40,000 a week at Villa and though he might be willing to cut that in half now he is a free agent, that would still comfortably make him the top earner at Town.

Location is also said to be an issue with Heskey and his family now having second thoughts about whether they want to relocate to Suffolk.

Hull City and Leicester City have also been mentioned in connection with the frontman and the smart money is on Heskey lining up in the Championship next season – but not with Ipswich.