AC Milan also interested, but may be priced out of move.
The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur could all be boosted in their efforts to sign Porto striker Jackson Martinez after AC Milan pulled out of the running.
According to talkSPORT, the 28-year-old had come on to Milan’s radar recently after his fine form in Portugal, but the San Siro outfit cannot afford his £28m release clause.
The Colombian international has been linked with a whole host of Premier League clubs in recent times, with Liverpool and Arsenal perhaps his strongest admirers at the moment.
The Reds are in particular need of improvements upfront after losing Luis Suarez this summer, and it could now be that Martinez will be heading to England this winter.