Marseille deny Barton deal claims

Joey Barton's claims that a deal is in place for him to stay at Marseille have been denied by the French club's president.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 18:39 Post Comment   

Latest Articles

Van Dijk plays down move

Post comment

Virgil van Dijk claims he knows nothing of interest from English clubs and is keen to prove himself in the Champions League with Celtic.

Uncertain future for Tom Carroll

Post comment

QPR loanee Tom Carroll wants to "make it at Tottenham" but is prepared to consider all of his options at the end of the season.

All Articles

Joey Barton: Wants to stay at Marseille

Joey Barton: Wants to stay at Marseille

Joey Barton's claims that a deal is in place for him to stay at Marseille have been denied by the club's president Vincent Labrune.

Barton, currently on loan at the French club from relegation-threatened QPR, tweeted that he would not be returning to Loftus Road next season.

"Some strange people think that I'll be playing in the Championship next season?? Good one! QPR might, I won't! #fact," he wrote.

"It's not up to QPR if I stay. Agreement already in place for me to stay here. Can't see QPR wanting me on the wage bill in the Champ."

Barton said that Marseille are now in his blood and Labrune confirmed the club would be interested in keeping the fiesty midfielder but nothing is in place.

Laubrune was quoted on eurosport.fr as saying: "We would not be against the idea of keeping Joey Barton at OM but he belongs to QPR.

"There is no agreement as suggested by Joey Barton."

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes posted a pointed tweet which appears to be a response to Barton's claim that it is not up to the club whether he stays.

"For the record QPR players under contract cannot decide where they play. They are under CONTRACT," Fernandes wrote.

Barton joined Marseille in August while he was serving a 12-match ban incurred during the last game of the 2011/12 season against Manchester City.

Over a series of tweets, Barton expressed his hope that QPR stay up, made a pointed jibe at former manager Mark Hughes and confirmed his commitment to Marseille.

He wrote: "My QPR career was over when they decided to listen to the footballing sage, Mark of Hughes...

"I'm loving life in France. Loving Marseille. They love me. All I want to do is give everything for this football club. They backed me when nobody else did, for that I will be eternally grateful. This club is now in my blood, its impossible to get it out (sic) #ForzaOM.

"I really hope they (QPR) stay up. I have all season. Stay up/go down. Harry stays/goes. I don't want to be part of it. Marseille is my home now."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Thomas Vermaelen tells Arsenal to forget the FA Cup for now

Captain Thomas Vermaelen has ordered his Arsenal team-mates to forget about their FA Cup final with Hull - for now.

Premier League: Leighton Baines says Everton more positive under Roberto Martinez

Leighton Baines says Everton's success this season is down to the positivity brought to the club by Roberto Martinez.

Transfer news: David Moyes aware Manchester United may struggle to add early

David Moyes admits Man United could struggle to secure their top transfer targets in time for the start of pre-season.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property