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Could Porto be preparing for Arsenal target exit with this reported move?

FC Porto are reportedly on the look-out for a new striker, so what could that mean for alleged Arsenal target Jackson Martinez?

FC Porto have made a fresh approach to sign Mexican striker Raul Jimenez according to reports.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola claims Porto have again spoken to Club America about the prospect of signing the 23-year-old.

Rated at around €6million, Jimenez’s potential arrival could spark fresh rumours about the future of Porto’s current star striker Jackson Martinez.

The Colombian recently returned from World Cup duty, and the links away from Portugal – with Arsenal and Valencia most heavily linked – will not go away.

Jackson has revealed himself to be an Arsenal fan and has previously said that he could not turn down a move to the Emirates Stadium.

In quotes recently published in the Daily Mail, Jackson said, “My agent is taking care of my future; right now I’m at the World Cup and after the World Cup I’ll evaluate proposals.

“As a child I cheered for Arsenal, they play a game that suits me. If I had the occasion to play there, I would say yes.”

Arsene Wenger is in need of at least one new quality striker and Jackson could be the perfect fit. But wherever his future lies, it seems his current club are looking at possible new front-men with Jimenez on their list.

The Mexican scored 11 goals for Club America last season and was involved in his country’s World Cup campaign, although he saw little action, coming on as a late substitute against Brazil in the group stage.

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