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Arsenal and Chelsea target comments on future away from Porto

Jackson Martinez has spoken to a Colombian newspaper about his desire to leave Porto to experience life at another 'big club'…

The 27-year-old was one of the main talking points in January, with reported interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea. However, with the transfer window slamming shut on Friday the Colombian still remains a Porto player. 

Despite that, questions remain over Martinez's long term future with the Portuguese champions and the player admitted that he would jump at the chance to join another big club, although he has little preference to where that will be. 

When asked by Colombian newspaper El Tiempo what he thought of a move away from Porto, Martinez said: ''That opportunity may be given. It would be nice someday to be at another big team like Porto, which are a great team I am very happy at.

''I like English, Spanish, Italian and German leagues, among them I do not have a favourite'' 

The Colombian international reportedly has a release clause of £34m in his current contract, which will whet the appetite of Mourinho and Wenger as they look to the summer to bring in a proven striker to bolster their attack.

Martinez has scored 13 goals in 17 Portuguese League appearances this season, leaving little doubt over his ability especially when taking into account he netted an impressive 33 goals in 43 games last season.

Although the striker has left his options open by not ruling any move out, he previously admitted his support and admiration for Arsene Wengers side last month, commenting: ''I cheered for Arsenal when I was a kid.

''I loved their style of play. It's flowing and open with a lot of first touch passes. It would be suitable for a player like me.

''If I get a chance to play for a high level club like Arsenal I wouldn't hesitate to accept it.''  

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