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Manchester United transfer blow leaves Arsenal free to sign striker target

AC Milan are going to challenge Manchester United for the signing of PSG star Edinson Cavani and leave Arsenal free to sign Porto ace Jackson Martinez, according to the Daily Express.

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This will be a blow for the Red Devils, who will now face some serious competition for one of their targets. They are in need of a forward after struggling with the position last season. Captain Wayne Rooney was used in midfield for large parts of the campaign, while Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie struggled. As such it is important they reinforce the role in order to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League next time round.

However, this will be great news for their North London rivals. It had been thought by the Daily Mail that Martinez was set on a move to the Rossoneri, but it now seems they have pulled out of the race. This will be great for the Gunners, who are also in need of a forward. If they want to challenge for the Premier League title then they will need a top striker like Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

The Porto man could be able to match that pair after showing his quality in the last three years for the Portuguese side. In 117 games the Colombia international has scored 81 goals and looks ready for a step up like the one available in English football.

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