The Porto man is regarded as one of European football’s most deadly forwards, with his staggering record of 81 goals in 118 outings for the Portuguese giants since 2012 having been enough to lure in some of the continent’s biggest sides.
Arsenal are understood to have been tracking Martinez for over six months, yet now reports suggest that the player himself favours the white half of north London.
A £27.5m release clause in his contract can be triggered at any time to lure him to the Premier League, which would remove Porto’s say from the equation.
Although Spurs are thought to be chasing a striker this month, reports claim that Martinez is willing to see out the reminder of the season where he is before pushing for a switch ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
Although Liverpool and Arsenal finished above Spurs last season, the 28-year-old is thought to be concerned by the level of competition for a starting berth at Anfield and the Emirates Stadium.