Southampton's Shane Long in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott
Lescott was previously linked by The Telegraph to Leeds United, but the Whites have not followed up interest in the defender.
Aston Villa fans hold up a banner directed at Joleon Lescott
Lescott infuriated Villa fans last season during their atrocious Premier League campaign, with supporters expecting better on pitch performances from him, and were frustrated by his attitude, accusing him of not caring enough.
The defender was involved in public spats with ex-Villa striker Stan Collymore, and has not been selected by current boss Roberto di Matteo this season, who recently signed James Chester at centre-back.
Rangers' Clint Hill
Rangers have added veteran defender Clint Hill, and have had Lescott's former Villa teammate Philippe Senderos training with them this week, The BBC reported.
Manager Mark Warburton is clearly going for experience in his backline, and is hoping Lescott can recapture the vigour shown in his performances for Manchester City as he helped them to win the Premier League in 2012.
Here is a look at how Rangers fans reacted...
If we sign Joe Garner and Joleon Lescott, get no complaints from me.— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) August 16, 2016
Quality signings for this level.
I'd rather have Senderos than Lescott and his honking attitude.— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) August 16, 2016
If we can See Lescott's signing off I think we'll play games with 3 CB. We'd have 3 lefties and it's more difficult to assemble a back 4— Raúl Sánchez (@raulsdf) August 16, 2016
Why are #Rangers linked with the slowest defenders?! Lescott? Senderos? Joke! I'd rather have an up and coming Scottish CB.— Gregor Allan (@gregorallan9) August 16, 2016
Lescott would be a class signing— Josh McLennan (@joshmclennan97) August 16, 2016
Lescott didn't even try for Villa last season. Pretty underwhelmed his name has been mentioned tbh.— Neil Turner (@neil_t_75) August 16, 2016
Would i take Lescott? Yep. Of course i would. Still a hint of short-term-ism though but would be a good signing!— Cardiff True Blues (@cardiffrsc) August 16, 2016
Only doubt I have about Lescott is his attitude but if he is good enough for magic hat then he's good enough for me— GovanTrueBlue (@GovanTrueBlue) August 16, 2016