STOKE CITY are planning to hijack Sead Haksabanovic’s proposed move to Greek club PAOK.

The Championship side, managed by former Hamilton Accies boss Alex Neil, are making an eleventh-hour bid for the Sweden-born Montenegrin international winger.

Haksabanovic, who arrived at the champions in August last year in a £1.7million switch from Rubin Kazan, hinted via his Instagram post during the week he may be feeling overlooked at Parkhead, as CQN reported.

GOING DOWN…Sead Haksabanovic is about to be toppled by Killie defender Lewis Mayo in the flashpoint penalty-kick incident at Rugby Park.

The 24-year-old forward had yet to start a competitive game for Brendan Rogers, but has been utilised as a late substitute in the Viaplay League Cup exit at Kilmarnock and last weekend’s goalless draw with St Johnstone.

Claims in Greece yesterday stated Haksabanovic had agreed terms with the Greek outfit who thrashed Hearts 4-0 in their European tie last night.

But it appears there could be a late development with Stoke City ready to swoop, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

Haksabanovic made just 13 starts in 40 appearances in all competitions last season as the Hoops made history with an eighth domestic treble.

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