Arsenal has been given the green light to approach Porto over Colombian striker Jackson Martinez after the Portuguese club started making moves to bring in his replacement.
The 28-year-old striker caught everyone’s attention in Porto’s Champions League run scoring seven goals in seven games before getting knocked out by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.
This kind of form has him being linked with several of Europe’s top clubs including Arsenal who see the powerful Colombian as the type of player to help them win the title next season.
Spanish daily newspaper Sport claim that Porto manager Julien Lopetegui is lining up Celta Vigo striker Nolito as a replacement for Martinez and thinks he can get the former Benfica player for a bargain £3.7 million paving the way for Arsenal to sign Martinez.
With a release clause of £29 million, the Porto forward will not come cheap, but with clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also in the market for a top-striker if Arsenal does not sign him we are sure one of the others will.