Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to sell Chuba Akpom to PAOK rather than Sint-Truiden with reports in Greece claiming the fee is around 50% of that being reported in the UK.
When I first looked at this story this morning, the fee mentioned in the English press was £2m (€2.25m), however, a report from the Greek publication, ekathimerini.com, claims that the deal is worth just over €1m (£900k).
Sint-Truiden had been waiting for Chuba Akpom to arrive as the ‘great liberator’ according to a Belgian report following a friendly that saw them lose 1-0 to Royal Excel Mouscron.
Arsenal and the Belgian side were said to be close to an agreement that would see Akpom, who signed for Arsenal when he was just six-years-old, return to the club he played on loan with for part of last season.
The Hale End graduate was left out of the squad that travelled to Singapore and looked set to return to Sint-Truiden, where he scored six goals in 16 appearances after moving there temporarily in January.
This changed at the weekend when Goal’s Chris Wheatley reported that Akpom was off to Greece instead.
Akpom is expected in Thessaloniki as early as today (Monday) in order to complete his transfer.
His current Arsenal contract expires next summer.