£34m Arsenal target Jackson Martinez's agent expects offers soon

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Arsenal strike option Jackson Martinez is ready to play for a 'better team', according to his agent.

With Diego Costa seemingly Chelsea bound, elite striker options for Arsenal are one less than they were previously.

And without many on the market, names like Karim Benzema and Jackson Martinez ought to remain high on the Gunners' potential shopping list.

So comments from the agent of the Porto striker should come as music to the Gunners' ears.

Martinez is reportedly ready to embrace a move away from the club, and reportedly has offers on the table, although who from, is not divulged.

For his representative, Luis Henrique Pompey, has issued a public come and get me plea, admitting his client is on the market, and he expects action soon.

He told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: "There are clubs interested in knowing more about his situation and may make offers to Porto, it is convenient to the all. It will be a normal process, done calmly and transparency."

Martinez has a £34 million release clause in his contract, and it is thought the Colombian international would want his future sorted before the World Cup.

Earlier this year he admitted: "I think there will be a chance of a move in the summer. I’m happy at Porto, but it would be nice to play in another big club. I like the English league – this is well known of course."

Martinez has played two seasons at Porto, and Serie A sides are also linked with his signature, Roma most prominently.

He has scored 29 goals in all competitions for the club this season, and will lead the line for his country at the World Cup if Falcao fails to recover from injury.

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