Liverpool and Dortmund chasing Porto striker.
Liverpool hope to beat Borussia Dortmund to the signing of Porto striker Jackson Martinez, according to the Daily Express.
The Colombian has had an impressive season in Portugal, scoring 33 goals in 38 games in all competitions, and has put a number of top clubs on alert as the summer transfer window approaches.
The 26-year-old had previously been linked with big-spending Galatasaray, but Dortmund are determined to sign a striker to replace the departing Robert Lewandowski, with the Polish star tipped to join rivals Bayern Munich.
Liverpool are also in need of strikers, finding themselves over-reliant on Luis Suarez on many occasion this season, and struggling for goals since the start of his ten-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. The ban will continue into the start of next season and Brendan Rodgers does not want his side to fall behind due to a lack of goals.
The Reds have been linked with Barcelona duo David Villa and Cristian Tello, but Martinez arguably looks like a better bet based on his current form, with Villa ageing and enduring recent fitness problems, and Tello not quite a first-team regular at Barca.
It is not yet clear how much Rodgers will be given to spend this summer, though he has called for support from his board in the transfer window.