Joleon Lescott has decided against a move to Rangers following talks with the club.
Lescott visited Glasgow but it is understood he has told manager Mark Warburton that he does not want to move to Scotland for family reasons.
The 34-year-old, who has a young family, was available on a free transfer with Aston Villa prepared to pay a portion of his final year’s salary. The former Everton player has also been linked with a move to David Moyes’ Sunderland.
Warburton could now turn to Philippe Senderos in his search for a fourth centre-back. The 31-year-old former Arsenal defender is a free agent and has been training with the club this week.
Rangers are still on course to sign Preston striker Joe Garner in a £1.5million deal, but it is unlikely to be completed before Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Motherwell.