Jackson Martinez is interested in leaving Porto.
Chelsea have been given hope in their pursuit of Porto striker Jackson Martinez after the Colombian admitted he hopes to make a big move in the future.
Martinez, 27, established himself as one of Europe’s most coveted strikers after netting 26 goals in 20 starts last term, as Porto were crowned Primera Liga champions.
The Colombia international has picked up where he left off this season and already boasts seven league goals in just six starts.
Despite being linked with Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and a host of top European clubs over the summer, Martinez opted to remain at Porto but has now admitted he hopes to move one day.
“The years are passing and one day I hope to make a good transfer,” Martinez said.
“It clearly depends on Porto, a club that sells its players so well. Leaving or staying depends on Porto but I will only go if there is something concrete.”
Although Spurs are still in desperate need of a striker, a move to Stamford Bridge appears the most likely option for Martinez.
Chelsea are desperate for a world-class striker, with boss Jose Mourinho likely to offload the disappointing Demba Ba at the first opportunity.
And any club hoping to sign Martinez would have to pay big-bucks. Porto have sold the likes of Radamel Falcao, Hulk and James Rodriguez for over £30m in recent seasons and are renowned as tough negotiators.
Liverpool, meanwhile, could move for Martinez if Luis Suarez departs for big money next summer.