Colombia World Cup star and Porto striker Jackson Martinez has admitted that the chance to join the club he supported as a boy would be a dream come true.

According to the Daily Express Martinez is on the top of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s hit list and that the 64-year-old Frenchman is all set to meet his £35 million buyout clause and bring the striker to north London.

So far Jackson has scored 60 goals in ninety games for Porto which has earned him the reputation of being one of the most clinical finishers in the business.

Arsenal have now seen Nicklas Bendtner leave on a free transfer and have given up hope of signing Real Sociedad’s Carlos Vela, but with Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell set to return to the Emirates the addition of Martinez could be just what the Gunners need.

When asked about a possible move Martinez said: “I know that there have been discussions, but still no agreements.

“My agent is taking care of my future, right now I’m at the World Cup and only after the World Cup I’ll evaluate proposals.

“As a child I cheered for Arsenal, they play a game that suits me. If I had the occasion to play there, I would say yes.”