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Marseille cool Barton swap deal talk

August 18, 2012
By ESPN staff
Marseille chairman Vincent Labrune has played down talk of a swap deal involving Stephane Mbia for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton.

• QPR give Barton's squad number away

Barton's immediate future looks set to lie away from QPR after he was not given a squad number by manager Mark Hughes, with the player suspended for the first 12 games of the season.

It was claimed this week that the former Newcastle player could join Marseille on a season-long ...

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