Arveladze holds talks with Boyd

Kris Boyd has held talks with Shota Arveladze over a move to Kayserispor, the Turkish club's manager has revealed.

Former Rangers striker Arveladze is hoping his personal phone calls to Boyd will help him win the race for the prolific forward, who is set to leave Ibrox when his contract expires this summer.

Arveladze now plans to meet Boyd face to face, the Georgian saying in the Sunday Mail: "I have had conversations with Kris and we will talk some more.

"I'm hopeful he will decide to come here but I know he has other options.

"I really want him to join me. I've made this a priority and hope the personal touch I've added to the move will work in my favour.

"Some coaches prefer to let the club president do the talking but I think the coach should always speak to the player and outline plans."

Birmingham, Newcastle, Blackburn, Wolves, Ankaragucu and Bursaspor have all been linked with Boyd, who this season became the Scottish Premier League's all-time record goalscorer.