Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey is open to an emotional return to Leicester City.

The 34-year-old former ­England striker is out of ­contract at Aston Villa next summer and feels the most he can expect to be offered is a new deal on reduced money.

He admitted: "My current loyalties are obviously at Villa, but hypothetically I would love to go back. I was born and raised in Leicester, my family still live there, and it is the club where everything started for me."