Press Association Crystal Palace have failed in a move to sign Joey Barton, according to the QPR midfielder. The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at French giants Marseille and looked all but certain to leave Loftus Road this summer. However, Barton has re-established himself in the Hoops side and claims he has turned down a chance to move to Palace. Responding to a Twitter user, he posted: “They tried but it’s not the right move for me and my family right now. Hope they stay up as I like Holloway.” Ian Holloway is doing his utmost to strengthen the Premier League new boys for what looks set to be a tough season. Dwight Gayle, Marouane Chamakh and Jason Puncheon are amongst those to have arrived at Selhurst Park this summer, but Barton will not be joining them.