Rangers are negotiating to sign Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz.

The 30-year-old is looking to leave the Premiership club after dropping down the pecking order at Anfield.

“Rangers is a real option for Stephane and he was very impressed with what Alex McLeish had to say to him about the club,” his representative Jorg Vonmatt told the Scottish Daily Express.

“Stephane also liked McLeish’s ideas on football and he has also spoken with Gregory Vignal about what he could expect if he signed for Rangers.

“Gregory has assured him that the prestige of playing at Liverpool is matched by Rangers and Stephane is very interested in coming to Scotland.

“The idea of a six-month deal to stay until the summer is not suitable.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense for Stephane as his wife, Catherine, is back in Switzerland and due to give birth and he wants to make sure his family are settled when he makes the next move.

“I have spoken to Martin Bain at Rangers and he has taken this information away with him and we are now waiting on them to come back.”