The Tweets: Joey Barton says Loic Remy is joining QPR NOT Newcastle

All the signs pointed to Loic Remy heading to Newcastle.

French reports on Sunday claimed Newcastle had agreed a 10.5 million euro fee for Remy with Marseille and the striker was due to meet Alan Pardew and the Toon board to discuss personal terms.

Whilst QPR had been interested a week ago, Remy was believed not to be keen on a move to struggling QPR, despite their recent improved form under new boss Harry Redknapp.

Until this evening, when Joey Barton spread a new rumour about his soon to be former team mate at Marseille.

Perhaps Joey Barton is playing games? Or, QPR have gazumped Newcastle for a striker that can score goals to keep Rangers in the Premier League.

And, Sky Sports are suggesting Newcastle have moved on to other targets…