By Will Butcher

Rangers are set to sign former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos on a free transfer, with the defender undergoing a medical on Thursday evening, according to a report.

The 31-year-old has been on trial with the Gers this month in an attempt to secure a deal, following his release from Swiss side Grasshopper.

The Daily Record claim that manager Mark Warburton has turned to the Switzerland international after failing to sign Joleon Lescott and Adrian Mariappa.

The defender has an impressive CV having played for European giants AC Milan and Valencia, and he has 57 caps and experience at the highest level of competition after playing in three World Cups.

If the centre-back joins, he’ll team up with former Premier League trio Niko Kranjcar, Joey Barton and Clint Hill as Warburton looks to combine experience with youth.

Senderos, who joined Arsenal in his teens, spent most of his career in the Premier League, and also had spells at Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham.

During his time at Highbury and the Emirates, Senderos starred in 114 fixtures in all competitions between 2003 to 2010 and won the 2004/05 FA Cup.

The Ibrox club have played three Scottish Premiership matches since returning to the top-flight after four years away. Two wins and a draw have put them at the top of the league, although fierce rivals Celtic have a game in hand.

In other Rangers transfer news, the Gers have tabled multiple bids for this striker, with Manchester United also interested.