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Paranoid Rattlesnake
01-14-2004, 10:37 AM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,277-963035,00.html

EMILE HESKEY is wanted by AC Milan for one of the most extraordinary transfers since Luther Blissett went from Watford to the San Siro 21 years ago. A more likely destination for the England striker is Middlesbrough, but it is the interest of the European Cup holders that has intrigued his agents, who flew to Italy this week to discuss a loan deal.
Milan have offered to take Heskey until the end of the season. It is not easy to see where he would fit in at the San Siro alongside Andrei Shevchenko and Filippo Inzaghi, but the Serie A club evidently have a need for a big target man.

Liverpool would prefer to sell him, particularly if it would mean bringing forward the purchase of Djibril Cissé from Auxerre that is due to happen in the summer, and that is where Middlesbrough hope to step in ahead of the Italians.

Middlesbrough hope that a deal could be completed for as little as £5million. With European places up for grabs in the Barclaycard Premiership, Steve McClaren, the Middlesbrough manager, knows that a new striker could mean the difference between finishing in the top six and the bottom half of the table.

Heskey’s goalscoring tally is unimpressive — his most productive season in the top flight has yielded 14 goals and his strike rate is worse than one every three matches — but he can trouble even the best defences and remains an integral part of the England squad.

Liverpool have looked for alternatives to Heskey since last summer, when they hoped to lure Alan Shearer from Newcastle United. Gérard Houllier’s long and dogged pursuit of Cissé has left Heskey questioning his future. Like Michael Owen, he has 18 months to run on his contract at Anfield but admitted recently that he still had to justify a new offer, whereas his team-mate can practically name his price for staying at Liverpool.

The need to prove himself may have led to his recent burst of good form, including an outstanding display away to Chelsea, but the prospect of playing in Milan could overwhelm a player with notoriously fragile confidence.

A move to the Riverside is more likely to suit him but Liverpool have yet to agree to the sale and, although they have options in Owen, Harry Kewell, Florent SinamaPongolle and Milan Baros, who should soon be back from injury, they may need to secure Cissé before they allow Heskey to go.

Middlesbrough would also have to find the funds because Heskey is earning about £45,000 a week at Liverpool. The Teesside club would also have to deal with the player’s SFX agency, with whom they have had disagreements in the past, but they would still jump at the chance to sign him.

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Wengerland
01-14-2004, 10:44 AM
Why sell him? I mean he's actually in form and there is only really Owen if he leaves as i reckon Sinama needs more time out of the team.If they want him out for when Cisse arrives then just sell him in the summer.

Anywho,i still think he's the man.:love:

Paranoid Rattlesnake
01-14-2004, 10:46 AM
Milan obviously need a new towel boy for shevchenko

Cactus Sid
01-14-2004, 11:20 AM
He ain't going to Milan, he's speaking to Middlesbrough right now.

Also, the guy has shown recently what he's capable of, but I still wouldn't pick him ahead of Owen, Baros or Sinama, and definetly not Cisse when he arrives.

If we get good money for him, I'll be happy, anything less than 6 or 7 million and I wont be.

Cactus Sid
01-14-2004, 11:21 AM
Yeah, apparently its gonna be 5 million... just heard it on Sky Sports.

Bollocks :mad:

Oxstar
01-14-2004, 12:42 PM
i dont think people really wanna spend money nowadays! he will probably be loaned out! m'boro wud be a good move! or he shud help portsmouth out! heskey and sheringham! quite dangerous!

Disturbed316
01-14-2004, 12:47 PM
:rofl:

LMAO

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Ogen
01-14-2004, 01:41 PM
i dont think people really wanna spend money nowadays! he will probably be loaned out! m'boro wud be a good move! or he shud help portsmouth out! heskey and sheringham! quite dangerous!

Oxstar I'm gonna be nice about this and ask you nicely to please stop with the ! all over your posts its like readng a text from a retarded 5 year old.

Rob
01-14-2004, 06:57 PM
EMILE HESKEY is wanted by AC Milan for one of the most extraordinary transfers since Luther Blissett went from Watford to the San Siro 21 years ago.

AC Milan sent a scout to Watford back than to "get the black man". Of course, the black man they wanted was John Barnes but someone fu</>cked up. :lol:

They probably did the same thing now.

Cactus Sid
01-14-2004, 07:14 PM
AC Milan sent a scout to Watford back than to "get the black man". Of course, the black man they wanted was John Barnes but someone fu</>cked up. :lol:

They probably did the same thing now.

Keeping in mind Heskey is our best black player.

Ian
01-14-2004, 08:02 PM
AC Milan sent a scout to Watford back than to "get the black man". Of course, the black man they wanted was John Barnes but someone fu</>cked up. :lol:

They probably did the same thing now.

I would still rather have John Barnes

Dazz
01-14-2004, 08:23 PM
Haha, maybe its just because he's an international.

Also, he played well when I saw him last week against Chelsea, if he could hit form more often it would help. His ball to Cheyrou was just fantastic, he definitly has talent, just doesn't show it often enough.

Cactus Sid
01-14-2004, 08:25 PM
In the last few games he's really got his act together, it would be foolish to sell him right at this moment in time.

Rob
01-14-2004, 09:42 PM
Keeping in mind Heskey is our best black player.

I'd prefer that new French kid. Obviously i can't spell his name so i'm not attempting too! :p

Cactus Sid
01-15-2004, 05:43 AM
It's Florent Sinama-Pongolle, and yes he's gonna be good in time, but Heskey, on form, is a very good player.

Kid Robb
01-15-2004, 09:16 AM
Sell him while he's in form and reep the rewards.

Sin Harvest
01-15-2004, 11:03 AM
but he can trouble even the best defences and remains an integral part of the England squad.

I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

Paranoid Rattlesnake
01-15-2004, 11:20 AM
I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

:lol: that makes it look like i said it

Rob Ban Fan
01-15-2004, 01:43 PM
i dont think people really wanna spend money nowadays! he will probably be loaned out! m'boro wud be a good move! or he shud help portsmouth out! heskey and sheringham! quite dangerous!

<font face=verdana size=3 color="#ff6600">Are you having a dig mate? Im sorry if you arent :$ But Teddy isnt the kind of striker that scores lots of goals, he'll score goals but he tends to drift deeper and set goals up, playing off of another striker, so no, he's not prolific.

With that being said people rant on and on about Beattie getting his chance with England and how he'll be a great striker for England. He's only scored 1 more league goal than Sheringham this season so that must tell you something.

Although if you werent having a dig, im sorry and we'd actually really appreciate Heskey since we have 1 fit striker right now :o</font>

Harry Kewell
01-15-2004, 06:24 PM
I dont think he will do anything at AC Milan is he was to go, too many good strikers there. Also, AC have said they don't want him.

Dazz
01-15-2004, 07:30 PM
I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

:rofl: That was pretty funny,

Y2Ant
01-16-2004, 12:18 AM
<font face=verdana size=3 color="#ff6600">Are you having a dig mate?</font>

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