QPR midfielder Joey Bartons claims his proposed move to French outfit Marseille has fallen through as he continues to be at loggerheads with the Loftus Road club.
Barton has claimed he has been training with the youth squad and has not been given an official squad number by the club.
The England international has also had the captaincy stripped from him and claims that he is being made to waste away in the reserves this season despite wanting a move from the London club.
Barton said on Twitter: “Doesn’t look like this Marseille thing is gonna (sic) happen now. ’Whatever doesn’t kill you make you stronger’ #heartbroken.
“Why can’t things just be simple…”
The perennial bad boy may be in more trouble than he think following subsequent Tweets this morning in which he went on to tell of his anguish.
Barton tweeted: “Been forced to go back training with the kids and fellow Taliban members at 2pm today…
“Maybe this is time to dumb down and be dishonest. It seems to take you a long way in this game… ”
QPR declined to comment on the matter this morning