Report: Rangers boss Warburton flies for talks with Joleon Lescott over Ibrox switch

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is hoping to tempt Joleon Lescott into a move to Ibrox.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere in action with Aston Villa's Joleon LescottArsenal's Jack Wilshere in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott

According to the Daily Record, Rangers manager Mark Warburton has flown to England in order to hold face-to-face talks with Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott.

The Gers are looking to bolster their defensive options even after signing Clint Hill on a free transfer this summer, as a veteran presence is needed to help the likes of Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson.

Southampton's Shane Long in action with Aston Villa's Joleon LescottSouthampton's Shane Long in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott

Former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos may have begun a trial period with the club this week, but manager Mark Warburton appears to have set his sights on another ex-Premier League defender.

The Daily Record report that Warburton wants Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott to join his side this summer - and he has even flown to England in order to try and seal a deal.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Former England international Lescott, who earned 26 caps for his country, endured a torrid season with Aston Villa last term as he suffered relegation to the Championship - and he's now seemingly on his way out of Villa Park having been told he's free to leave by new manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Now, the former Manchester City star could be heading to Ibrox for a reunion with his former Everton team-mate David Weir, who works as Warburton's assistant at Rangers.

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott in action with Newcastle's Papiss Demba CisseAston Villa's Joleon Lescott in action with Newcastle's Papiss Demba Cisse

It's claimed that, with interest from clubs in England, Warburton has flown in to England for face-to-face talks with Lescott in the hope of convincing him that a move to Glasgow is the right one.

Lescott - who turned 34 today - may be past his best now, but he has experience that could be vital for Rangers, and having played on the European and international stage, he could be a key addition for Warburton - if today's talks have gone well.

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