Chuba Akpom is reportedly close to a move to PAOK despite being expected to sign for Sint-Truiden.

Sint-Truiden were 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 meant 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.

Reports this weekend, however, claim that a move to PAOK is more likely after Chris Wheatley, Goal’s reliable Arsenal correspondent, published an update on the forward’s future.

Wheatley understands that Akpom will complete his move to the Greek side within the ‘coming days’.

It’s not clear why Akpom will move to PAOK and not Sint-Truiden but it could have something to do with the fee or wages on offer. PAOK are believed to be paying around £2m for Chubs, who is expected to travel to Thessaloniki today [Monday] to complete the move.