Arsenal are considering a move in signing Chelsea striker target Jackson Martinez, according to reports.
The FC Porto star has been subjected to numerous reports linking him with a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window as the Blues look to add fire power to their below par strike force.
According to the Express, Martinez has a £35m buyout clause in his Porto contract. Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing a top quality striker and the Gunners are set to trigger his release clause this summer. The 27-year-old had an impressive season with the Portuguese club, scoring 20 goals from 30 league appearances last season.
The Colombian international's Italian representative Peppino Tirri has already revealed the north London club are planning to land him in the coming transfer window.
"There are, instead, opportunities abroad, Arsenal and Valencia in particular are very interested in Jackson Martinez," Tirri told Calcio Mercato.
Martinez is on international duty as Colombia prepares for the last eight fixtures of the World Cup after registering a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Saturday. They now face host nation Brazil in the quarter finals.
The South American free-scoring striker has admitted that he will not take any decision over his future until the completion of Colombia's World Cup campaign.
"It is not about me, we are just focused and together as a team. I will not think about my future until after the World Cup. I am happy with my work so far, but we are together as a team and that is very important for us," Martinez explained.
Arsenal have only Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo as the first choice strikers in the squad, with the latter seeing his first team appearances being limited in the previous campaign. In addition to this, the Emirates club have released Nicklas Bendtner and will leave the Gunners as a free agent.
Signing a striker will be a priority for Wenger and Martinez could be a good addition for Arsenal, considering his goal scoring form.