Aston Villa caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald has rubbished reports linking Emile Heskey with a potential return to former club Leicester City.
Heskey began his career with the Foxes, where he made almost 200 first-team appearances, before moving on to Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and then Villa.
Recent reports suggested the 32-year-old former England striker could be set to return to the now Championship club.
However, MacDonald, himself an ex-Foxes player and coach, doesn't believe there is any truth in the stories.
"I worked with Emile as a young boy at Leicester and I've got a lot of time for him," he said.
"I've not had any talks with Leicester. I live quite close to Leicester so I know quite a few of the people there and there has been nothing at all.
"I think Emile Heskey is a very, very good footballer. You don't play as often as he did for England if you are not a good player.
"Aston Villa need as many good players as they can and then to develop some other ones as well."