QPR want to bring back Barton from Marseille
Barton has revealed his dream of securing a permanent move to Marseilles is under threat because QPR now want him to back to help them in the Championship next season.
He said: "I'm in a good position because Marseilles 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.
"Marseilles for me would be ideal, but who knows what can happen between now and the start of next season."