QPR are preparing to release Joey Barton from his contract.
The Daily Mail says Barton is desperate to leave Loftus Road this summer after being frozen out of Mark Hughesâ€™s first-team plans.
Marseille want to take Barton on a season-long loan, and the 29-year-old has already tweeted his intention to make the move to France. Talks over a proposed free transfer were at an advanced stage on Monday.
QPR are desperate to get Bartonâ€™s Â£70,000-a-week wages off the bill, particularly as the midfielder has no future at the west London club.