According to an exclusive report to the Daily Mail, Wigan have Ã¢â‚¬Å“vowed to repel TottenhamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s effortsÃ¢â‚¬Â to sign Emile Heskey for an alleged Ã‚Â£10million.
It is thought that Spurs have turned their attentions towards the England striker in a bid to find a like replacement for wantaway striker Dimitar Berbatov.
Berbatov is widely expected to join Manchester United for a fee ranging between Ã‚Â£25 to Ã‚Â£30million and Spurs boss Juande Ramos is keen to replace him with a 6ft-plus centre forward.
After failing to garner any points in their first two games, the pressure has mounted on Ramos to deliver. Moreover, a date with a deadly-looking Chelsea squad at Stamford Bridge awaits this weekend and so acquiring a striker this week looks to be imperative if Spurs are to get something from that outing.
With Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz agreeing a new four-year deal at Ewood Park, Ramos is believed to now be eying WiganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heskey but a source at the JJB Stadium has confirmed to Sportsmail that the Latics would rebuff any approach for their talisman.
The source added that WiganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Barclays Premier League survival would hinge on Heskey remaining part of Steve BruceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad.
[Source: The Daily Mail]
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