Porto chief: Arsenal target Jackson Martinez could leave this summer

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The Colombia international is reportedly on the Gunners’ wishlist, with Fernando Gomes admitting a transfer could happen.

Arsenal and Tottenham are both reportedly in the market for new strikers, with Metro stating that the North London rivals are set to do battle for the signature of highly rated Porto forward Jackson Martinez.

The Colombia international has been a revelation at the Estadio do Dragao over a number of seasons, scoring consistently for the Portuguese powerhouses and as such creating plenty of headline across the continent.

With the summer transfer window just around the corner, Porto chief Fernando Gomes has admitted that the club’s star man could well leave ahead of next season.

The Portuguese supremo has stated that if the striker’s release clause, which is €35 million, is matched, his current employers will have to sit back and watch the South American leave.

"Players have termination clauses which, if they are met, FC Porto can not stop,” he told A Bola.

“Everyone knows what has been said in relation to Jackson. We'll see what will happen in the future.

Of course, to have financial success, which is based the sporting success, FC Porto need to buy and sell well.”

Despite Porto losing out on the title to fierce rivals Benfica this season, Martinez has continued his prolificacy in front of goal.

The 28-year-old has netted 21 goals in 29 league appearances this season, surpassing the 20-goal margin for the fourth straight campaign.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham will get a chance to run the rule over Martinez further as he features for Colombia at the Copa America this summer.

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