Porto’s striker, Jackson Martinez, is set to leave the club this summer having attracted a number of interested parties from his performances over the past couple of seasons.
It now looks as though as the Colombian star could be on his way to Arsenal, after weeks of speculation.
Martinez’s agent, Luiz Henrique Pompeo, has come out and spoken to the press, telling Portuguese news outlet, O Jogo, “Jackson’s future is already pretty much decided,” he said.
“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.”
However, like with Arsenal’s battle for Geoffrey Kondogbia, AC Milan are proving themselves a big threat, and have declared an interest in the Colombian striker, having reportedly held discussions with Porto officials already.
The CEO of Milan, Adriano Galliani, has admitted that negotiations for signing Jackson Martínez are difficult, and that it will come down to the will of the player as the deciding factor, with regards to which club he will prefer to join.
“It’s a difficult negotiation. There are several clubs interested in the player and his will, will be crucial,” Galliani said, speaking to Italian publication La Stampa.
Apparently the Milan director was in Portugal on Wednesday in attempt to negotiate a deal quickly.