French club deny the claims of the controversial midfielder.
Joey Barton has been left with egg on his face after Marseille denied his claim that a deal was already in place for him to join the club on a permanent basis this summer according to The Independent.
Barton is currently playing out on loan at the Ligue 1 side where he has become an important part of their team.
Speaking on the social media network Twitter, Barton claimed that he hoped QPR would avoid relegation from the Premier League but that a deal for him to leave the club had already been agreed anyway.
But Barton appears to have had his wires crossed after the French club denied that such a deal was in place.
Marseille President Vincent Labrune admitted that the club would be interested in signing Barton on a permanent basis but insisted he continued to belong to QPR for the time being.
Barton has ignited the wrath of QPR chairman Tony Fernandes who issued an angry riposte to the player over Twitter.
Fernandes stated that he wanted it on record that QPR players who are under contract do not have the power to decide where they play.
Barton is rarely away from controversy and recently got in trouble with French football authorities after calling PSG defender Thiago Silva a ladyboy.