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Birmingham chase Rangers striker Kris Boyd

Rangers striker Kris Boyd
Several English Premier League clubs have been linked with Boyd

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has confirmed his interest in signing Rangers striker Kris Boyd.

The 26-year-old, whose contract expires in the summer, is mulling over a new deal at Ibrox and has also been linked with a number of other English clubs.

McLeish admitted it could be "possible to do some business" before the January transfer window closes.

"But I am not committing myself, it's not fair to talk about players at other clubs," McLeish said.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has said there is "no truth" in reports that he is interested in the Scottish Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer, who is sidelined until mid-February after a hernia operation.

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Boyd was forced to leave the field at New Douglas Park in his team's Scottish Cup tie against Hamilton on 10 January and had surgery in Manchester a few days later.

If Boyd were to sign a pre-contract agreement with an English Premier League club, it would enable the striker to stay at Ibrox for the remainder of this season as Rangers target a domestic the treble.

Boyd's agent discussed a new deal with chief executive Martin Bain earlier this month.

Rangers manager Walter Smith is keen to retain his services and assistant manager Ally McCoist has said the club "would be crazy" not to try to keep him.

The Ibrox strike partnership of Boyd and Kenny Miller has produced 31 SPL goals so far this season, with Rangers' in-demand star the scorer of 19.

The striker was named Clydesdale Bank Premier League player of the month for December and his goals have helped Rangers move nine points clear at the top of the table.

Last month Boyd broke Henrik Larsson's SPL goals record of 158 when he netted five times in a 7-1 demolition of Dundee United.



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see also
Birmingham confirm Boyd interest
22 Jan 10 |  Rangers
Gers boss waits on Boyd decision
15 Jan 10 |  Rangers
Rangers duo given monthly awards
15 Jan 10 |  Rangers
Wigan monitor Gers striker Boyd
14 Jan 10 |  Rangers
Boyd out for month after surgery
12 Jan 10 |  Rangers
Boyd hungry to add to SPL tally
30 Dec 09 |  Rangers
McCoist hopes Rangers retain Boyd
06 Jan 10 |  Rangers
Rangers boss to work without deal
07 Dec 09 |  Rangers


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