By Amir Mir

Mark Warburton will turn to former Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos after Joleon Lescott rejected a move to Rangers, according to a report.

It was reported by Sky Sports News on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that Lescott had turned down the chance to join the Scottish Champions.

The Express claim that Rangers boss Warburton will now turn to ex-Arsenal man Philippe Senderos, who has been training with the Ibrox club this week.

It is said after Lescott cited family reasons for his Rangers u-turn after Warburton said on Thursday that the deal would be finalised within 48 hours.

Senderos, 31 is currently a free agent after he was released by Swiss outfit Grasshoppers in July, after his six-month contract expired with the club.

The former Switzerland international starred in 117 games for Arsenal between 2003-2010, but most recently endured a disappointing spell at Villa where he was released in January after making only 9 appearances.

Gers boss Warburton has been keen to add experience to his newly-promoted side, with the additions of Joey Barton, Clint Hill and Niko Kranjcar to his team.

Warburton is currently unbeaten this season in all competitions, with a 2-1 victory away at Dundee on Saturday his most recent success.

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