FC Porto star striker Jackson Martinez is set to complete a move to a “big European club” in the coming days, his agent says.
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Martinez has been heavily linked with a £25m move to Arsenal in recent weeks, and while the Colombian’s agent did not reveal which club his client would be joining, the Gunners are understood to be in pole position to snare his signature.
According to Daily Star, Liverpool and Inter Milan are also said to be interested in the 28-year-old however it looks likely that Arsene Wenger has got his man.
Luiz Henrique Pompeo told O Jogo that Martinez had agreed to a deal to exit Porto, but stopped short of revealing which club the former Chiapas man would join.
“Jackson’s future is already pretty much decided,” Pompeo is quoted as saying by Daily Star.
“Things should be clarified in the next few days. He’ll go to a big European club, which will be announced as soon as the contract is signed.
“From what’s been agreed, Porto will receive the €35m from the release clause.
“Negotiations have been underway for a few weeks, there are still some details to be sorted out, and then Jackson Martinez’s departure from Porto can become a reality.”
Martinez joined Porto in 2012 and has since scored 67 goals in 90 league appearances for the Portuguese giants.