By Alex Stevens

Joey Barton could be on the verge of a sensational move to Rangers after holding talks with the Scottish giants, according to a report.

Sky Sports News claimed on Saturday afternoon that the Burnley midfielder has been at Rangers’ Murray Park training ground earlier in the day.

The midfielder had been in talks over a new deal with newly-promoted Burnley after helping them return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

But it is said today that the former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Marseille star has been at Rangers’ Glasgow headquarters just days after being linked with a shock move to Rangers.

The 33-year-old former England international has been a revelation for Burnley this season as they secured promotion to the Premier League.

But Barton is out of contract in the summer, and without a firm agreement in place with Burnley, his future remains up in the air.

Speculation that Barton could be heading for a career swansong with Rangers met with scepticism last week in Glasgow, where supporters appreciate that more wealthy clubs down south can offer Barton a more lucrative package.

In other Rangers news, one of the team’s emerging stars could be playing in the Premier League next season.