Bougherra set for Qatar switch
Saturday 06 August 2011
Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, has confirmed a fee has been agreed with Qatar side Lekhwiya for centre-half Madjid Bougherra.
The Scottish champions have accepted an offer of £1.7m for the Algerian defender and his exit appears imminent.
McCoist said: "There are just bits and pieces to be tied up. I think that deal is about done. He won't play [in today's friendly at Ibrox] against Chelsea."
Rangers completed the signing of Kyle Bartley on a second loan spell from Arsenal on Thursday. McCoist revealed that fresh bids were submitted for defender Roland Juhasz at Anderlecht and ADO Den Haag winger Wesley Verhoek. He said: "There is a bid in for Verhoek which went in on Tuesday or Wednesday, as there is for Juhasz. We've not heard from either club yet."
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