QPR keen to offload Barton
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Reports suggest QPR will try and sell Joey Barton this summer after he was stripped of the captaincy and fined by the club.
Barton has been handed a 12 match ban by the FA following his actions leading up to and after his red card against Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League campaign. It has been reported that QPR wanted to fine Barton three months' wages, but the PFA stepped in and forced the club to settle for six weeks' instead. It is also believed that boss Mark Hughes will make him train with the reserves and the midfielder, who will also miss QPR's pre-season trip to Asia in July, will be made available for transfer. Barton was allowed to join QPR last summer as a free agent by former club Newcastle United, despite the fact he still had a year left on his deal with the Magpies, and it remains to be seen whether the Loftus Road side will seek a transfer fee for the 29-year-old or simply allow Barton to find another club.