Striker Jackson Martinez still does not know whether he’ll be staying at FC Porto this summer.
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Colombia striker Jackson Martinez’s future is still up in the air, according to reports from the Daily Star, who suggest that Martinez is still no closer to knowing whether he will still be playing for FC Porto next season.
The centre forward, who enjoyed a stunning season of goalscoring for the Portuguese club last season despite a disappointing campaign that saw them finish behind Benfica and Sporting Lisbon, has been linked with moves to the Premier and either Arsenal or Manchester United, but he insists that nothing is yet on the table for the 27 year-old.
United would seem like a surprising destination for the player, considering the fact that new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal already has Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney to choose from, but Arsenal are known to be looking for another centre forward to challenge Olivier Giroud for his place in Arsene Wenger’s team.
The Gunners have already snapped up winger Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona this summer and are also expected to add a big money central midfielder to their ranks – possibly in the shape of experienced Real Madrid man Sami Khedira.
Martinez enjoyed a useful World Cup to Colombia, despite largely being seen as second choice upfront behind To Gutierrez, for a country that has a rich depth of striking talent, including the injured Radamel Falcao, Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca and new Borussia Dortmund signing Adrian Ramos.