QPR have launched an internal investigation after Stephane Mbia took to Twitter to begin talks about a move away from the club.
Mbia tweeted Joey Barton – who moved to Marseille on loan as part of the deal that saw Mbia move to Loftus Road – asking if they could swap back.
He tweeted: “Do you want to rechange your seat with me?”
Barton replied: ‘How do I answer this politically? Er . . . Nope.
“If you go down with a team, you should stay and help them up, mate. They need you all to stick together and help them back.”
Mbia, who is paid £50,000 a week at QPR, deleted his tweet and claimed it was a joke. But then he changed his mind again, reinstating his message and that he had been forced to delete the original tweet.
He tweeted: “No it was not a joke. I deleted the tweet under pressure. I want to speak to #qpr but they don’t want. So Seriously @Joey7Barton do you want to rechange your seat with me?”
A QPR spokesman confirmed an investigation is underway.
They told the Daily Mail: A QPR spokesman said: “The club is aware of tweets from the official Twitter account of Stephane Mbia.
“He has informed the club he is not responsible for these tweets.
“The club will continue to investigate and deal with the issue internally.”