Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Emile Bid

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Emile Bid

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Wigan boss Paul Jewell looks set to begin a summer spending spree with the capture of former England striker Emile Heskey.

Latics have had a pounds 5.5m bid for the 28-year-old accepted by Birmingham and Heskey is expected to begin talks with the Lancashire club today.

"Emile is a proven performer at Premiership and international level," said Jewell.

Bob honour

FORMER Newcastle manager Sir Bobby Robson has been named president of Ipswich.

The 73-year-old, who managed the Tractor Boys for 13 years, is the club's first president since the death of Lady Blanche Cobbold in 1987.

He said: "I am extremely flattered to have been asked to become the president of Ipswich Town football club.

"The 13 years at Portman Road were among the happiest days of my career."

Pole woe

CELTIC'S second match of their three-day pre-season tour of Poland ended in a 2-0 defeat to Wisla Krakow. First-half goals from Pawel Kryszalowicz and Jacob Burns gave the home side, managed by former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu, victory in front of around 13,000 at the compact Wisla Stadium. …

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