Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Ex-Premier League defender training with Gers; Rodgers wants another signing

Aston Villa's Philippe Senderos

A select round-up of the latest news involving Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers and Brendan Rodgers' Hoops.

Aston Villa's Philippe SenderosPhilippe Senderos

Former Arsenal and Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos is training with Rangers in the hope of possibly earning a contract with the Scottish Premiership side, according to STV.

STV claims Mark Warburton is in the market for a new defender, and will now weigh up whether the free agent is the man for his squad.

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring their first goal with a penaltyPreston's Joe Garner

Former Preston and Rangers striker Andy Little has told the Evening Times that reported Gers target Joe Garner would be a success at Ibrox if he made the switch.

Preston boss Simon Grayson previously confirmed that an enquiry had been made, and Little thinks it would be a good move for the forward.

“Garner is a great player and he would do very well in Scotland," he told the Evening Times. “He is a bit of a Stevie Naismith type.

Mark Warburton has told the Sunday Post that there is no truth in the rumour that James Tavernier could be on his way to Turkey this summer.

The right-back had been linked with Trabzonspor, but Warburton has played down any talk of a switch.

"There’s been absolutely zero contact from anyone, so I’m bemused by that story," he told the Sunday Post.

Aston Villa's Scott SinclairScott Sinclair

Warburton has also been talking about Scott Sinclair's £3.5m move to their Old Firm foes Celtic and told the Evening Times that he is not reading into the significance of the size of the fee.

"No, I don't think it is a compliment to Rangers," he told the Evening Times when asked about the price tag.

"I know Brendan and he would not have gone in there without the reassurance that he can mould the squad as he sees fit."

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers has told the Evening Times that he wants to make one more addition to his squad this summer, and if he does then he will reflect that the window has been a huge success for the Hoops. 

The Northern Irishman has signed four players, but still wants one more through the door.

"If we could get one more player in that would be the ideal. If we do that we’d have had an incredible market in terms of what we've been able to bring in," he told the Evening Times.

Finally, Bhoys striker Nadir Ciftci has suggested that his plans for this season may not involve a move away from Parkhead, the Evening Times reports.

"We've not spoken about me going out on loan. If something like this comes along we have to think about it but I haven't thought about it yet to be honest," he told the Evening Times.

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