Auxerre defender Jean-Alain Boumsong has denied reports claimimg he was poised to sign a deal with Rangers.

“There has been interest in me from Glasgow Rangers, that’s true, but I’ve never talked to a Scottish newspaper and as far as the (transfer) sum mentioned, it’s completely absurd,” Boumsong said.

He told the L’Yonne Republicaine newspaper that there was no club in particular he’d like to join.

“At present I am not looking to leave when the transfer window opens (in January) but if Auxerre wanted me to leave, I would have to,” Boumsong added.

“No, I am 100 percent with Auxerre until the end of the season.”

“We’ve got a good team here and it’s just a pity that Auxerre do not have sufficient money. If we could keep this team long-term I think we could do some very good things.”