“They have got to be realistic. When a top-four club come calling certain people are going to have their heads turned, but we’re very strong as a club, they don’t need to sell or balance the books.
“There are aspirations for individual players, they will want to be playing at the highest level and that includes the Champions League.
“The recruitment at Leicester has been top notch, especially when it comes to spending the money made from the players they’ve sold.”
Heskey also thinks his former club can mount a substantial challenge in the europa league next season if they keep hold of their starmen.
“If you are going to go into a tournament, you’re going in wanting to win. If you’re not what’s the point? They have got more than enough to go in and put pressure on teams.
“Not many will want to come up against Leicester, with their values and players. There’s talent and no-one will want to come to the King Power.
“They’ve been a success. If you were to say at the beginning of the season Leicester would reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, semi-finals of the League Cup and finish in the top five, would you take that?
“It slipped away, look at the teams they lost to and should be beating, the draw at Watford, little things like that, but it’s a good season, someone was telling me we were in the top four since September.
“Brendan has been fantastic, he’s been a visionary in what we’ve seen from him.”