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Diarra has struggled with injury since joining from Marseille

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French striker had offer from Newcastle on the table

QPR have agreed a fee of £8m with Marseilles for Loic Remy

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Former Magpies number 9 expects money played a part

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Joey Barton apologises to Dietmar Hamann following Twitter spat

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Magpies midfielder would be interested in proposal from big spending Ligue 1 team

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