QPR Joey Barton Denies Trying to Force Marseille Move

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Marseille’s on loan midfielder Joey Barton has denied claims that he is trying to force a permanent move through to the French side from QPR by demanding a hefty payoff, according to Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old is reportedly alleged to have demanded a £3.5million pay-off to end his contract and push through a permanent switch to the south of France.

However, the one-cap England international has taken to Twitter to deny the allegations by claiming that he had not spoken to anyone from the club since the beginning of the year.

“A lot of rumours circulating about me, Marseille and QPR in last few days. As usual loads of #nonsense,” he tweeted.

“I haven’t had a conversation with anyone at QPR since February. When I told them Marseille had offered me 3 years. That was last I heard.”

Barton impressed during his time with the Ligue 1 side, making 29 appearances across all competitions, scoring just once. Injuries threatened to take its toll on his season but he still hopes to secure a long term deal and insisted that he is still open for talks.

“They know where I am if they want to talk,” he added.

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