Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have both been dealt a blow in their respective pursuits of Jackson Martinez, after the Porto striker revealed his intentions to remain in Portugal.
The Daily Express reports how the 26-year-old Colombian has been heavily linked with a move away from Estadio do Dragao this summer, with the Premier League touted as Martinez's most likely destination.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been credited with an interest in bringing the player to White Hart Lane, as he looks to strengthen his attacking ranks ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.
Brendan Rodgers is also believed to have been monitoring Martinez's situation at Porto, as talks over a new contract with the Primeira Liga champions continue to stall.
However, it looks as though the South American star will reject any overtures from Liverpool or Tottenham in favour of staying at Porto, where he is happy to continue plying his trade.
"I am happy to be here at a club like this," Martinez told Radio Renascenca. "I am enjoying the opportunity to play here, I want to repeat what happened last season and win more trophies with Porto."
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