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20th Aug, 2016 | 11:20am

Rangers to complete new signing by Monday after Aston Villa transfer collapses – report

By Will Butcher

Scottish giants Rangers are expected to complete a two-year move for Switzerland international Philippe Senderos within 48 hours, according to a report.

This comes after a move for Aston Villa flop Joleon Lescott fell through at the last minute, as the England international called a halt on talks because of family reasons.

The Sun claim that the former Arsenal stopper will sign a contract at Ibrox after training with the Gers for a week. The report also claims that Lescott’s move was down to a knee problem found during the medical.

Senderos, who has also had spells with Aston Villa, Fulham and Valencia, will become manager Mark Warburton’s tenth signing, and fifth signing over the age of 30.

He joins experienced quadruple Joey Barton, Clint Hill, Niko Kranjcar and Matt Gilks, as Warburton looks to add experience to his squad with a title challenge in his sights.

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The 57-time Swiss international 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 114 games for Arsenal between 2003-2010, but most recently endured a disappointing spell at Villa where he was released in January after making only nine appearances.

In other Rangers transfer news, the Gers are expected to announce another signing from down south in the form of this Championship star.