Arsenal has missed out on one of their main transfer targets, as striker Jackson Martinez will be signing with a different club outside of the Premier League.
The FC Porto striker announced that he has decided to sign with AC Milan instead, and he will transfer there for £35m.
“The £35m clause is not up for debate and must be paid. I learned just now that Jackson has chosen Milan,” FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto de Costa said to ESPN FC.
Martinez starred for FC Porto in UEFA Champions League matches, as he scored seven goals in seven games started.
The 28-year-old Colombian international totaled 21 goals throughout 30 matches in the 2014-15 season, and he will look to shore up AC Milan’s attack after they finished in a disappointing 10th place.
AC Milan recently sacked manager Filippo Inzaghi and replaced him with Sinisa Mihajlovic after rumors that they would hire former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Martinez leaving FC Porto comes as no surprise, as he already revealed that he would leave the club.
However, this may come as a bit of a shock to Arsenal as he was one of their prime targets.