Liverpool & Spurs still chasing £35m striker

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur still have a chance to land Jackson Martinez this summer, according to reports.

The Daily Express claims both the Reds and Spurs are keen on the Colombian international, and could rekindle their interest if respective star players Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale leave this summer.

Agent Manuel Manzo has confirmed that his client has already reached an agreement with Napoli over a move.

However, the Serie ‘A’ outfit are yet to agree a few with FC Porto, and Manzo was happy to throw the door open to other clubs – at a few of £35million.

"There is an agreement with the player. However, one with Porto is missing and they don’t want to sell,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

"The only chance of a move happening, in my opinion, is if the Azzurri pay the €40m (£35m) rescission fee clause which is in his contract. Otherwise he won’t move."

The Daily Express claims Napoli have only offered £28million at this stage, which leaves the door open for Premier League clubs to strike.

Tottenham Hotspur are short of attacking options, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor the only senior strikers available to manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Martinez would break Spurs’ club-record transfer fee if brought to White Hart Lane, although the north London outfit will have to beat off their rivals to land the player.

Liverpool aren’t bursting at the seams in attack either, although manager Brendan Rodgers has added Iago Aspas already in the transfer window.

Martinez would also face competition from Daniel Sturridge for a place in the starting line-up at Anfield, presuming a bid would only come following Suarez’s potential departure from Merseyside.

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