The links to Jackson Martinez have been non-stop recently, and the Colombian forward is on the verge of an FC Porto exit according to his agent, as reported by the Daily Mail.
But AC Milan are now being heavily linked with his services, in the same article.
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His agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo insists that Martinez is close to completing a £25.5m move, with a “big European club” meeting his buyout clause as they look beat the rest of the chasing pack to the punch.
He goes on to claim that negotiations are well underway, and that his exit is all but guaranteed.
“Jackson’s future is already pretty much decided,” Pompeo 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 (£25.5m) from the release clause.
“Negotiations have been underway for a few weeks, there are still some details to be sorted out, and then Jackson Martinez’s departure from Porto can become a reality.”
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The 28-year-old has been linked heavily with Manchester United recently as well (via the Daily Mail), and Louis van Gaal’s side are thought to be our main competition.
The reports also claim that he is close to completing a move to Serie A side AC Milan however, so we will have to see where he ends up.
If we really are interested in the prolific forward, then surely there is no chance he would opt for AC Milan over us. It would seemingly be a step backwards in his career, with the Italian side struggling at the moment, and failing to secure Champions League yet again.