SPL - Boyd wanted in Turkey

PA Sport - Sun, 23 May 12:10:00 2010

Former Rangers striker Shota Arveladze is looking to make Kris Boyd his first signing at Turkish side Kayserispor with a package reportedly worth around 5.5 million.

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Arveladze's club are prepared to offer the lucrative two-year deal to the the out-of-contract Ibrox striker who is also interesting two other Turkish clubs, Bursaspor and Ankaragucu, with Birmingham boss Alex McLeish, among other managers in England, also in the frame.

With Rangers still looking for a new owner and in limbo with regards offering Boyd a suitable new deal, Arveladze, who is starting out in his managerial career in Turkey after a spell as assistant at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, is hoping he can persuade the Scotland striker to move abroad.

"I want to bring Boyd to my team," Arveladze told The Mail on Sunday. "But it depends what he wants to do himself and I don`t know the answer to that.

"I know that we can offer him good money. We don`t have a deadline but it would be good to know that it would be something Kris would at least consider.

"I hope he will be open to talks. I would like to speak to him at some stage personally. I can tell him that I am the coach and I want him to come, tell him the way I`m thinking about the team playing and that type of thing."

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