Gunners interested in move for World Cup defender

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Madjid Bougherra is happy at Rangers - but would relish the chance of another spell in the English Premier League.

The 27-year-old Algeria centre-half admits a move south of the border is appealing, with both Liverpool and Arsenal reported to be interested.

"First of all I am a Rangers player, my contract runs until 2012, so I am fine there," Bougherra told before adding: "I would choose the Premier League if I had a choice, I love the English mentality and their football is the best."

He continued: "I heard that Hamburg and Arsenal are interested through the papers, but there is nothing official as yet.

"I am tired after the World Cup, so I want to have a holiday and recharge for next season."

Bougherra, who joined Rangers for £2.5million during January 2007, added: "I want to test myself against the likes of (Wayne) Rooney, (Didier) Drogba, (Fernando) Torres and (Emmanuel) Adebayor as those guys let you know what level you are at.

"For me, it is also time for pay back because I don't think a lot of people remember that I played in the Premier League with Charlton."

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