Le Guen targets Boumsong swoop
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jean-Alain Boumsong has reportedly become a target for former club Rangers.
Newcastle United defender Jean-Alain Boumsong has reportedly become a target for former club Rangers.
Some inconsistent performances this term have seen the Frenchman lose his starting place at St James' Park with speculation increasing about a possible move away from the North East.
New Gers boss Paul Le Guen is already on the lookout for players to improve his squad in the summer and is thought to have met with Boumsong about a possible move back north of the border.
The lack of playing time under Glenn Roeder could also cost the powerful centre back a place in France's World Cup starting line-up in Germany.
French national team coach Raymond Domenech is becoming increasingly worried by the lack of action for Boumsong and could turn to Chelsea defender William Gallas to partner Lilian Thuram in the heart of Les Bleus' defence.
Meanwhile, Roma's Philippe Mexes and Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre have both brought themselves back into Domenech's plans for the World Cup after some impressive displays for their club teams of late.