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.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 19, 2016
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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