According to a report in the Greek media, PAOK have decided not to sign Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic before today’s transfer deadline day in Greece.

Sportime.Gr claim the Greek giants have instead signed Nikos Karelis on a loan deal from Genk and the winger has also extended his contract with the Belgian side before joining PAOK.

It’s reported PAOK president George Savvides was personally involved in the Markovic deal and despite getting an agreement to sign the Liverpool player, the club’s manager Razvan Lucescu didn’t give the green light to the transfer.

This will come as a blow to both Liverpool and Markovic as the player thought he was close to a move to PAOK.

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The Serbian international’s future at Liverpool is in limbo with the attacker surplus to requirements under Jurgen Klopp. He hasn’t featured for the Premier League club this season and his chances of getting games looks limited.