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8th Jul, 2016 | 6:00am

Report: Rangers are unlikely to offer a contract to former AC Milan star

By Harvey Byrne

Rangers are unlikely to offer a deal to American defender Oguchi Onyewu, according to a report.

Scottish publication the Daily Record claim that the 35-year-old defender has offers on the table from clubs in the States and that Rangers are keen to explore their defensive problems.

Manager Mark Warburton was due to have discussions with Onyewu after the club’s last training session at their stateside training camp.

However, Rangers return to Scotland on Friday and it is understood that the powerful centre-back won’t be part of the travelling party.

The defender played 66 minute of the Gers pre-season friendly against Charleston Battery on Wednesday night.

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The Scottish giants won 2-1, but the USA international was caught napping when Battery playermaker Attaulah Guerra crashed home a volley from an acute angle after nicking in behind the visitors rearguard.

Warburton has already strengthened his squad after winning promotion to the Scottish Premiership by bringing in Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Lee Hodson and Niko Kranjcar.

Former Accrington pair Matt Crooks  and Joshua Windass have also arrived after they signed pre-contract agreements in January.

The powerful defender has vast experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League and has also starred in seven different countries over his career.

In addition to playing in the Champions League for AC Milan, Onyewu had spells with Standard Liege, Newcastle, Sporting CP, Malaga and Sheffield Wednesday. The much-travelled defender’s most recent club was Charlton in 2015.

The 34-year-old has also represented his country 67 times after making his debut in 2004.

In other Rangers news, Gers youngster Josh Windass has admitted he was worried during their game against Charleston Battery.