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Falcao not the only Colombia player watched by Mourinho

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Martinez came on for Falcao in Brussels. (©GettyImages)
Martinez came on for Falcao in Brussels. (©GettyImages).

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was in attendance at the King Baudouin Stadium on Wednesday night to watch Radamel Falcao in action for Colombia against Belgium, but the striker was not the only potential acquisition in the cross-hairs of the Portuguese.

Falcao scored in the 2-0 victory for Colombia, and said after the encounter that he hoped to have impressed Mourinho, although the Daily Star reports that it was not just the Monaco hitman watched by the Blues coach.

Jackson Martinez, compatriot of Falcao and star at his former club Porto, was also being watched with interest by Mourinho, and the former came on as a substitute for the latter after 71 minutes played in Brussels.

The 27-year-old is one of a number of strikers under consideration by Chelsea as the January transfer window approaches, and a £35 million bid could reportedly be in the offing come the New Year.

Martinez has been in prolific form since joining Porto from Chiapas in the summer of 2012, with the player having found the net 43 times in 53 appearances for the Portuguese champions.

A free-scoring centre-forward of Martinez's quality would appear to be just what Chelsea desire, with Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba not able to provide the club with the firepower needed.

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