Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out a potential move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez.
Villas-Boas knows Porto well, following his managerial spell there in the 2010/11 season. Two months into his spell with FC Porto, he delivered his first trophy, as his team defeated Benfica 2-0 in the Portuguese SuperCup final. Villas-Boas followed this victory up with a league title and a Champions league title, meaning Porto had completed a historic treble.
Reports had suggested that Villas-Boas was readying a £25m bid for the Colombian international, after his consistent form for Porto all season following his move from Chiapas in 2012.
He scored 34 goals in 39 appearances this season, meaning he has one of the best goals-to-games ratios in all of Europe this season.
Martinez single-handedly provided the goals for his team as he guided them back to the league title, whilst picking up the top goalscorer award for the league too. Because of this form, Martinez has also been linked with potential moves to Barcelona, Liverpool and Chelsea, all of whom are yet to comment on the speculation.
But Villas-Boas has denied the speculation, telling Portuguese newspaper Desporto: "We don't want Jackson Martinez."
Another player Spurs have been closely linked with of late is Brazilian midfielder Bernard, who plays for Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian League. Although Spurs have been tracking Bernard, Villas-Boas said he doesn't expect to make a bid for the player.
"Bernard's a player that we monitor like many others, but I think Tottenham will do nothing regarding them," Villas-Boas added in the interview with Desporto.
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