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McLeish downbeat over Boyd deal

Rangers striker Kris Boyd
Boyd has been in great form for Rangers this season

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has admitted a breakthrough in his bid to sign Kris Boyd looks unlikely.

The Blues had a 3.75m bid for the Rangers striker accepted last week, but talks stalled over personal terms.

On Monday McLeish had appeared to suggest talks with Boyd were ongoing, a claim denied by the striker's agent.

"I can't change anything about the offer we put to Kris. If he doesn't want the terms we offered, I'll walk away," McLeish told the Daily Record.

But McLeish, the man who took Boyd to Ibrox, has not given up hope of signing Boyd unless he buys another striker.

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"The deal would appear to be dead but people in football change their minds all the time," said the former Rangers and Scotland boss.

"I haven't spoken to (agent) Mark Donaghy since our meeting last week. But I can't say the Boyd deal is finished until I do business elsewhere."



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Blues end bid to sign Gers' Boyd
08 Jan 09 |  Rangers
Gers gambling with Boyd sale
07 Jan 09 |  Football
Birmingham sign Sinclair on loan
06 Jan 09 |  Birmingham
Birmingham end Quincy loan deal
05 Jan 09 |  Birmingham
O'Connor facing extended lay-off
18 Dec 08 |  Birmingham
Boyd was close to Rangers exit
30 Nov 08 |  Rangers
Cardiff preparing fresh Boyd bid
21 Jun 08 |  Rangers
Striker Boyd seals Rangers move
22 Dec 05 |  Kilmarnock


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