Barton has enjoyed a successful year with Marseille after being sent there on loan following his lengthy ban in England but he has regularly tweeted his affection for the club and wants to stay with them on a permanent basis.
That had looked to be a forgone conclusion but Barton has now revealed it may not happen as QPR may want him back for their Championship challenge.
Joey Barton: "I’m in a good position because Marseille wants me to stay and I would like to stay.
“It would be much simpler if QPR did not want me, which was the case last year, but things have changed a bit there.
“Marseille for me would be ideal, but who knows what can happen between now and the start of next season.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad