Could Jackson Martinez be making the move to the Premier League this summer…
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Arsenal and Chelsea are tracking Colombian World Cup star Jackson Martinez, according to reports in the Daily Star – who also claim that Manchester United are showing an interest.
The Star claims that the Gunners have already opened talks with Martinez’s current club Porto over a £25 million deal. But with Chelsea and United also ready to make their move, a huge bidding war could be about to kick-off.
A 27-year-old striker who can also play out wide, Martinez has netted twice for his country at this summer’s World Cup, although he has been somewhat overshadowed by his former club teammate James Rodriguez.
Martinez, who joined Porto from Mexican side Chiapas in 2012, has scored an impressive 60 goals in his first two seasons with the Portuguese giants. He has been in fine form for both club and country, as he’s looked to fill the void left by Radamel Falcao, who left Porto in 2011 and was ruled out of this summer’s World Cup through injury.
Arsenal and Chelsea are both looking to add to their striking options this summer. The Gunners only have Olivier Giroud to call upon in terms of an experienced, Premier-League proven forward, while the Blues are looking for a partner for the incoming Diego Costa, as they move to totally overhaul their strike-force.