Last Updated: Fri, 17 May 2013 09:59
Joey Barton may get his wish to stay in Marseille as their coach Elie Baup claims they are keen to keep him in France.
The controversial midfielder's year-long loan deal comes to a close soon but he has made it clear he would like to stay in France rather then return to Loftus Road to play Championship football.
That desire may come to fruition now after Baup indicated they would like to keep him, although a deal still has to be done to the satisfaction of the R's.
Baup said: "His form has given the team the perspective to achieve the results we have encountered.
"He is part of the team's structure so we may decide to keep him, for me there is no question."
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