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 ...