Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will make a move for Porto striker Jackson Martinez if he can find buyers for Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell, freeing up the majority of the £25 million it would take for Porto to see their Colombian international striker.
Selling Costa Rican international Joel Campbell should not pose a problem for the Gunners with David Moyes’s Real Sociedad, Villarreal and Portuguese champions Benfica all interested.
Sanogo meanwhile was sent out on loan to Crystal Palace which means Wenger will have to reach out to his fellow manager Alan Pardew and discuss the idea of making the loan permanent.
German international Podolski however my prove to be a problem after the 30-year-old failed to make an impression while on loan at inter Milan and also carries a hefty wage demand of £100,000 per-week.
We all know that Martinez could prove to be a big signing for the Gunners, but are a little disheartened by the fact Wenger feels he must balance the books before he can make Porto an offer for the 28-year-old.
Unfortunately there are other managers out there who do not operate like the clubs money belongs to them, and if Porto sells Jackson before Wenger sorts out his finances then the fans can only blame the Frenchman for not having signed him earlier.