Barton has joined Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side after starring in the Championship last season.
Norwich City are believed to be interested in signing former Sunderland man Steven Fletcher, but Sheffield Wednesday have pulled out of the running.
One of the City's top lobbyists is in talks with the SNP on making Edinburgh a financial services powerhouse after Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon pledged to secure access to the European single market.
Barclays and Barclays Bank have announces that Mary Francis CBE has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of Barclays effective from 1 October 2016.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that C. Dabney O’Riordan has been named co-chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit, a national specialized unit that focuses on misconduct by investment advisers, investment companies, and private funds. She joins Anthony Kelly as co-chief of the unit and succeeds Marshall Sprung, who left the agency in April.
Moussa Dembele became Brendan Rodgers first signing at Celtic after moving from Fulham.
Mark Warburton is still looking to strengthen his Rangers squad.
Fulham's Moussa Dembele has signed for Celtic.
Everton's Romelu Lukaku appears set to miss out on his dream move to Chelsea.
The West Brom starlet impressed at the end of last season, and agreed a new contract this week.