The 31-year-old is reportedly in line to earn an extended contract at Loftus Road with less than a year remaining on his current deal.
Barton's QPR career looked over when he was loaned out to Marseille for the 2012-13 season, but he helped the club return to the Premier League in May via the Championship play-off final.
And the former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder insists he is enjoying his second chance with the London club.
"I’d love to [sign a new deal]," said Barton during an interview on Sky Sports' Goals On Sunday programme.
"I'm settled. I'm settled in the area and my family are settled. I love playing for the club and think I'm improving as a player. Why wouldn't I want to stay? But that's out of my hands."
QPR opened their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 home defeat against Hull City on Saturday.