Barton having QPR medical

Despite featuring prominently in Newcastle’s opening two Premier

League fixtures, the club are determined to lose ties with him

after he criticised the their transfer policies via his Twitter

account. And he has since revealed on the social networking site:

“Going for a medical now, still no contract offer from NUFC…think

that just about makes my mind up.” He added: “Don’t want to leave

Newcastle……..I’ve made that clear but my hands are tied.”