Kilmarnock boss hopeful of agreeing deal with Kris Boyd this week
Allan Johnston will hold further talks with the forward this week
Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston says he hopes to complete a deal for Kris Boyd later this week.
The forward, who scored three goals in nine appearances after returning to the club for the second half of last season, missed their friendly win over Glentoran on Saturday.
However after spending his pre-season training with the Rugby Park side, boss Johnston is hopeful of making progress on a move.
He told national newspapers: "Loads of players have left the club - about 16 from last season - so hopefully we can sort out a deal for Kris Boyd as soon as possible.
"The quality he has would make a huge difference to us and the club will be talking to him again this week."
So far this summer the Ayrshire side have brought in goalkeepers Craig Samson and Antonio Reguero as well as former Hearts man Darren Barr.