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Arsenal & Liverpool Set To Lose Out In £27.5m Race For Jackson Martinez As Italian Giants Make Move

Serie A title contenders to challenge Premier League duo for star striker.

English duo Arsenal and Liverpool are set to be stumped by Serie A giants Roma in the £27.5m race for Porto star Jackson Martinez in January, according to the Daily Express.

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The Colombian international holds a well known desire to play in a more competitive domestic league, and the Premier League giants were preparing to take advantage of that by putting in respective £27.5m bids in the new year.

All three clubs are looking for more firepower as they aim to progress in the second half of the season, but reports in Portugal now claim that Roma are favourites to secure Martinez’s signature.

Roma are looking to prepare for the eventual retirement of Francesco Totti with a more mobile striker and hope that they can bring the 27-year-old on board to help them keep pace with current leaders Juventus.

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