"Prosport.ro" website claims that the greek club is offering a three-season contract with an annual salary of 500.000 euros to the 29-year-old international (38 official performances, 3 goals), whose current contract expires at summer of 2017.
Meanwhile, the owner of FC Steaua Bucureşti, Gigi Becali, stated recently that "PAOK offered us 1 million euros for the player, but I asked them for the double, so the negotiations were stalled. Fernando Varela himself and his agent told me that they want to join PAOK.
After that, a Skopjan agent informed me that Olympiakos are also interested in signing him. Fernando Varela is currently having a high salary and the Greeks can't pay a lot of money for his transfer".