Arsenal and Chelsea target set to be offered massive new deal

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Arsenal target Jackson Martinez is set to be offered a bumper new deal by Portuguese outfit Porto, according to the Daily Mail.

27-year-old Martinez, who joined the reigning Primeira Liga champions from Mexican club Chiapas in July 2012, has hugely impressed during his brief but remarkably prolific spell at Estádio do Dragão and his formidable goalscoring exploits saw him linked with a move away from Porto during this summer, with Premier League leaders Arsenal rumoured to be interested in securing his signature.

However, evidently desperate not to see their star turn prised away without a fight, the Daily Mail are reporting that Porto are set to offer Martinez - who was also allegedly a transfer target for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea - an attractive new deal that could see his wages rise to £45,000-per-week until 2018. 

In addition, such a deal may include attempts to boost the Colombian international's buyout clause from £32 million to a rumoured £45 million. 

Martinez, who has won 22 senior international caps, was the Portuguese top-flight's top scorer last season, netting 26 goals in total.

With the goal drought currently being endured by Chelsea's collection of misfiring frontmen and the Gunners' seeming reliance on Frenchman Olivier Giroud, it is certainly easy to see why Martinez may be such an attractive proposition for the London rivals.

Whether either club would be willing to pay such an extravagant fee for a player untested in one of Europe's best leagues, however, remains to be seen.

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