Joleon Lescott says no to Rangers move - reports

Joleon Lescott has decided against a move to Rangers following talks with the club.

Joleon Lescott has reportedly turned down a move to Rangers. Picture: SNS
Joleon Lescott has reportedly turned down a move to Rangers. Picture: SNS

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.

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