Jackson Martinez wanted by Liverpool

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FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez is wanted by Premier League giants Liverpool, according to the player's agent.

The Colombian international has been strongly linked with a move away from Portugal for sometime now and, as reported by the Express, his agent has made the future a lot clearer today by confirming what sides have the possibility of signing his client.

European Interest

Martinez, who is one of Europe's most prolific strikers, is currently being scouted by Milan, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, and today, Peppino Tirri, Martinez's agent, has confirmed that there are clubs interested in signing the 28-year-old.

Despite the strong interest from across Europe, Martinez ruled out any potential move away from Porto, claiming he is happy at the club and has no intention of leaving.


However, Tirri has quickly fuelled the speculation by confirming clubs are interested in signing him.

Martinez has a £27.5million release clause in his contract, and according to Tirri, Liverpool are prepared to meet that value in order to bring him to the Premier League.

He told Calcio News: "Liverpool are in for Jackson.

"AC Milan? That's unlikely. Porto won't yield an inch from their €35m (£27.5m) release clause."

Liverpool Woes

Brendan Rodgers is desperate to sign a new striker for Liverpool, especially with star-man Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with an injury, and his available three strikers all struggling for goals.

The Reds are currently relying on Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert to score goals, but none of them are setting the league alight.

Despite Martinez's agent confirming that a move to the San Siro is unlikely, it's believed that Filippo Inzaghi will still try and plot a move for the Colombian in the summer.

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