Warburton denies that Rangers-linked Philippe Senderos has been offered one-year Ibrox deal

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton has played down any interest in defender Philippe Senderos.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the Glasgow Evening Times that the club will not be signing defender Philippe Senderos this summer.

The Gers may have added full back Lee Hodson and veteran defender Clint Hill, but many fans are still keen to see Warburton add more defensive reinforcements to his side before this month's transfer deadline.

An experienced centre back is preferred, given that Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson could learn from a veteran leader at the back, and one such player was linked with the club earlier this week.

Aston Villa's Philippe SenderosPhilippe Senderos

The Times reported on Thursday that Rangers had offered a one-year deal to Philippe Senderos, who is a free agent after his Grasshopper Zurich contract came to an end earlier this summer.

Senderos, 31, will be best remembered for having spent seven years with Arsenal, making 113 appearances for the Gunners before leaving for Fulham in 2010.

Stoke's Glenn Whelan and Philippe Senderos (L) of Fulham in actionStoke's Glenn Whelan and Philippe Senderos in action

A former AC Milan and Everton loanee, Senderos had stints with Valencia and Aston Villa before joining Grasshopper Zurich in his native Switzerland during the January transfer window earlier this year.

A veteran defender, who has played at three World Cups for his country, Senderos would bring some experience to the Rangers defence, but the speculation has been quashed by manager Warburton.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times ahead of today's opening game of the league season against Hamilton Academical, Warburton suggested the report was completely false, and that Senderos won't be signing for Rangers – much like his former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie.

"It’s like Robin van Persie, I get a phone call and it’s all news to me," said Warburton. "It’s another one we’ve apparently signed, we’ve offered him a one year deal. It’s news to me. I’m not amazed it comes out but there’s no truth in it," he added.

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