Colombian ace open to Chelsea or Arsenal move

Porto striker Jackson Martinez has opened the door for a January move to Arsenal or Chelsea by claiming that he would be willing to make a Premier League switch.

The Colombian international is currently one of the most sought-after strikers in European football after displaying his razor-sharp edge at the Estadio do Dragao since his 2012 arrival.

12 goals in 14 matches this season have been added to an already impressive tally – now 28 in 44 – in the blue and white shirt, which has led to rumours of a big move to one of the continent’s top clubs next month.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the 27-year-old, who says that he would love to play in England and that he supported the two London teams as a youngster:

“Where would I like to play?” he is quoted by the Daily Star.

“When I was a child I rooted for Chelsea and Arsenal.

“I think the best championships are La Liga, the Premier League and Bundesliga, which has grown much in recent years.”

Porto are known for their policy of nurturing players before selling for huge fees, and may do the same with Martinez – who has a £34m release clause in his contract.

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