Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton jets off to Marseille to begin talks

Joey Barton
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Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton claims that he is on his way to Marseille to begin transfer discussions.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton is due to fly to France to begin talks over a transfer to Marseille.

The 29-year-old's proposed move away from Loftus Road was in doubt after the former Newcastle United midfielder claimed that his desired switch to Ligue 1 was off the table.

Despite the initial collapse, it now appears that Barton has been given the green light to speak to the French club after he posted a photo on Twitter of a private jet with the caption "En route to Marseille..."

Barton later added: "Off to Marseille. It's on. It's off. It's back on again. I am still skeptical...?"

It is understood that the controversial player will spend a season at Marseille on loan.

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