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Arsenal eye £22m-rated Martinez


The Gunners are hoping Porto will accept their bid

The London-based club are confident of signing Jackson Martinez because they made the highest bid.

According to reports in Spain, the 28-year-old will make the switch from Porto to Arsenal after he has returned from playing at the Copa America.

Martinez recently stated his desire to play for a top European side and Arsene Wenger’s side would fit the bill.

Arsenal officials are believed to be really keen on bringing the Porto striker on board – Martinez has 32 goals to his name this season.

Several other clubs including the likes of Valencia and Atletico Madrid are believed to be interested in the South AmericanAtletico have reportedly had a bid for Martinez rejected.

Arsenal stick with Coquelin

Elsewhere, recent reports had been linking Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin with a move to the Gunners but the emergence of Francis Coquelin has cooled Wenger’s interest in the Saints midfielder.

Schneiderlin has been linked with a move away from the South coast club after a string of impressive performances helped Southampton finish seventh place last season.

However, Wenger is believed to be keen on giving Coquelin the chance to flourish and instead opt for a big-money move to land Chelsea’s Petr Cech.

Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne


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