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Last Updated: Monday, 19 December 2005, 16:12 GMT
Boyd to wait for the right offer
Kris Boyd is the SPL's top goalscorer
Kris Boyd is the SPL's top goalscorer
Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd will not be rushed into a decision on his future, according to his agent.

The Rugby Park club have accepted an offer for the player from Sheffield Wednesday, but Rangers are still considered favourites to sign him.

The SPL champions have not made a bid and Boyd's agent Raymond Sparkes says Rangers are yet to speak to him.

"We are allowed to speak to clubs directly in January, but we want to wait and see what happens," he added.

"There are still a number of days until the transfer window opens and we will then have another month in which it will remain open.

"We will continue to wait unless Real Madrid come in for Kris and put a zillion pounds on his wages - in which case he would be in Madrid tomorrow morning.

"But we are in no rush to go anywhere else. Rangers have not spoken to me, but I am sure they are one of many looking at him.

"They should be completely aware we are taking our time. Alex McLeish might feel he has to react quickly to stop Kris going somewhere else.

"But there is plenty of time. Unless we get a remarkable offer, then it is in everybody's best interests to sit and wait. I cannot see this issue being resolved that quickly."

Kilmarnock have accepted a bid from Sheffield Wednesday for striker Kris Boyd, BBC Scotland understands.

After watching Boyd net his 17th goal of the season, Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies revealed the 22-year-old could be on his way to England.

Jefferies said: "We've had a very good offer from a Championship side, a big offer and the offer was accepted.

"I've never had an offer from Rangers. Maybe the chairman knows something I don't know but he keeps me up-to-date."

Boyd is out of contract in the summer and the Ayrshire side would rather cash in on their star asset when the January transfer window opens than lose him for nothing at the end of the season.

Rangers have been strongly linked with the player, who is a self-confessed fan of the Ibrox club.

And Sheffield Wednesday, who are managed by Scot Paul Sturrock, may not be such an attractive option since they are struggling at the wrong end of the table.

"It will be a great offer for the club but it has to suit Kris Boyd. You can't force people to go," added Jefferies.

"We accepted an offer from Cardiff just before the season got under way and he didn't go there and this is a bigger offer than that."





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