Boyd Rejects Turkey – Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Magpies Interested


It was not too hard to see it coming but Kayserispor manager Shota Arveladze has today conceded defeat in his bid to sign former Rangers star Kris Boyd, who doesn’t want to play in Turkey.

Kris Boyd – doesn’t want to move to Turkey

There was news earlier this week that Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has already talked to Boyd’s agents about a possible move to the Lancashire club.

The news being reported on this too long running saga, is that three English clubs are still interested – Blackburn. Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

Arveladze reportedly offered the Rangers striker, a £4M deal over two years to join the Turkish club, and he said today:

“It is 95% certain now that Kris won’t be coming and, of course, I am disappointed because I wanted him in my team,” Arveladze told the Scottish Daily Mail. “He didn’t even want to come out here and see the place.”

“I don’t know why. I don’t know if it is because he wants to stay in Britain or if there’s now a chance he’ll remain at Rangers.”

The reason Kris didn’t travel out there was that Arveladze told him not too come, unless he was going to sign for them – so he obviously took his advice.

Would you believe Middlesbrough are reported to be leading the chase for the 26-year-old, but we find it hard to believe that he would want to sign for a Championship club, and unless Newcastle are really interested it looks like Kris will end up with big Sam at Blackburn Rovers.

Chris said this morning that things were moving forward in the transfer market so we don’t know if we can read into that,  that he is negotiating for the Scotland International striker – no idea at all.

We will wait in hope.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • Partizan

    Jul 3, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    I wouldnt want Boyd tbh,cos he’s so similar to Carroll and we cant play them both.So i’d rather have Carroll instead and some pacy striker along him.

    Sell Xisco,Ameobi for a combined fee of 5 mill and add 1 more mill for Valeri Bojinov.

    With Xisco and Shola gone,we release around 80k pw.I’m more than sure that Bojinov would sign for 45k pw,and those 35k we can sign a good midfielder.

    Too bad Bodmer was snapped by PSG for unbelievable 2.5 mill,considering the fact that Lyon paid 6 mill for him 3 years ago.

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  • Sav

    Jul 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Lets hope Chris hasn’t gone for Kris on a free because he has a better prospect in mind – maybe the young Turk at PSG or someone similar. Personnally I’d like to see him spend his shekels on Kevin Prince Boateng – if he’d come.

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  • nuttyward

    Jul 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    i would go for that young striker HONDA bet hes got pace aswell lol

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  • MacToon

    Jul 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Hate to say it but Bellamy’s been rumoured to be back at NUFC on a year long loan.

    Past aside, he’d be great running off Carroll imo but is there too much history for him to come back? and could we afford him?

    I’d like to stress there are no FACTS involved just a rumour

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jul 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Latest quote from CH “What we’re doing is making calls at the moment to determine who is available and then we will move on to make decisions”

    Seems like we are just thinking about shopping whilst the rest of the league is at the tills. – no doubt we will be waiting for some returns or damaged goods – boyd?

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  • nuttyward

    Jul 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    would lve to see BELAMY back if it was true

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  • boater

    Jul 3, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    nuttyward – Honda is a bit optimistic. I would be amazed if he isn’t at a champion’s league team in england, spain or italy come august.

    Again – Okazaki (japan) or park chu-young (south korea) are the perfect technical, fast young players we should be in for to start with carroll. Either would be available for 5mil.

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