HUGE transfer boost as 46-goal striker misses training amid Arsenal interest

Arsenal look to have been boosted in their chase for another striker after Jackson Martinez missed FC Porto’s pre-season training , Express reports.

The 27-year-old striker is currently valued at £35 million and is seen as a top goal scorer after netting 46 goals in 60 matches for Porto.

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Martinez didn’t return to his club for pre-season training and is believed to be using his time to talk to various clubs, with Manchester United and Chelsea also interested in his services.

However the Colombian recently revealed that he was a fan of the Gunners, stating: “I cheered for Arsenal when I was a kid – I love 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.”