Jackson Martinez admits future uncertain after exit talks

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Manchester United and Arsenal target Jackson Martinez admits he is facing an uncertain future, having held talks with several different clubs about a prospective summer transfer.

The Daily Star reports how the Colombia international has been the subject of widespread interest this transfer window following another prolific season in Portugal.

Martinez has scored 60 goals in 91 appearances since moving to Estadio do Dragao from Mexican side Chiapas in 2012, prompting admiring glances from a host of top European clubs.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be an admirer of the 27-year-old, and has considered a bid to bring him to the Emirates Stadium to ease the goalscoring burden on Olivier Giroud next season.

Louis van Gaal is also allegedly keen on the South American striker, who impressed during his brief showing at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Manchester United interest

However, given the strength of Manchester United's current options in attack it's unclear where Martinez would fit into the Dutchman's first-team plans moving forward.

Javier Hernandez's future has been the subject of much speculation though, and a Red Devils exit could pave way for the Porto man's possible switch to Old Trafford.

Martinez quotes

"I do not know what will happen," admitted Martinez in an interview with radio station La FM. "I have a contract for two more years with Porto and I know there is interest from several clubs.

"It's normal if a player is playing well, but I have always respected my contracts. Only time will tell what will happen."

Martinez's growing list of suitors are not exclusive to the Premier League though, with additional interest in Spain and Italy. Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AS Roma also held preliminary negotiations with the player but are no closer to completing a deal.

Last month it was revealed by Martinez's agent Peppino Tirri that Porto would be willing to let the forward leave if a bid in the region of £30 million was received, but the Primeira Liga giants are yet to receive a formal offer.

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