Former Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra admits he is weighing up a return to Scottish football with Kilmarnock.
The 33-year-old is a free agent following a spell with Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates and has held talks with the Rugby Park outfit.
Bougherra’s pleas for Rangers to make a contract offer earlier this summer fell on deaf ears but the Algerian internationalist admits he is considering a switch to Kilmarnock.
The centre-half, speaking to STV, said: “I’m hoping to get my future sorted soon. Kilmarnock is an option in Scotland and I have other possibilities, including one in Australia.”
Bougherra joined Rangers in a £2.5 million move from Sheffield Wednesday in summer 2008 and helped the Ibrox club claim three top-flight titles.
The French-born player signed for Qatari outfit Lekhwiya in a £1.7 million transfer three years later before moving to the UAE in 2014.
It is understood, meanwhile, that Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark ran the rule over 31-year-old former Swansea and Middlesbrough forward Leroy Lita in Tuesday’s 3-1 development league defeat to Patrick Thistle.