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Jackson Martinez agrees Napoli move

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Napoli have reportedly reached an agreement with Chelsea and Tottenham transfer target Jackson Martinez ahead of a potential move this summer.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere del Mezzogiorno and relayed by A Bola, Rafael Benitez's side have agreed to quadruple Martinez's salary to €2m-a-season.

All that remains now is for Napoli and Porto to come together to reach an agreement over his transfer fee - although this may be easier said that done.

Porto want Napoli to pay the full €40m release clause for Martinez, while the Italians are thought to be willing to go as high as €32m.

As reported though, there's no shortage of interest in the Colombian international, and Porto are in a strong negotiating position as the World Cup nears.

Chelsea, Tottenham, Roma and Dortmund have all been linked with the 27-year-old forward, who leads his club with 19 goals in the Portuguese top flight so far this season.

If Napoli were to sign Martinez, they'd boast a potent looking duo of Martinez and Gonzalo Higuain up front.

In the Premier League, both Chelsea and Spurs will be looking to add to their attacking options after disappointing returns from their first-choice forwards.

Roberto Soldado in particular has disappointed for Tottenham following his big-money move from Valencia while the Chelsea trio of Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have failed to find the net on a regular basis for the Blues.

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