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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