Jackson Martinez
Jackson Martinez has scored 25 goals in 31 games for Porto this season.Reuters

Porto President Pinto da Costa has admitted the club are ready to sell coveted striker Jackson Martinez this summer should any club meet his valuation, with his release clause said to be €35m (£26m).

The Colombian international number nine has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent times after garnering a reputation as one of the most clinical strikers around Europe.

Martinez has scored 25 goals in 31 appearances for Porto this campaign, and since his arrival at the club in 2012 has managed to fill the void left by current Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao.

Liverpool and Tottenham were said to be interested in securing his services during the January transfer window while earlier this month Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fuelled speculations over a move to the Emirates Stadium revealing his admiration for the striker.

"Top physical strengths. Hugely efficient, he is the kind of player who can make room for himself in the box. He could play in the Premier League because he has the body to make the difference," Wenger said.

"He uses it in a very intelligent way. Very short back lift and he's a very good finisher. He's on the list of many clubs, you know that. He will be the next big transfer who will give a big smile to Pinto da Costa [Porto's owner]."

Meanwhile the striker himself also recently revealed his intention to leave the Portuguese giants at the end of the campaign to make a step forward in his career.

"I am clear that summer will surely be my departure for a new club. I cannot say a league or team in particular. There is much speculation and rumours always come around my transfer," he said to El Espectador.

And President Pinto da Costa has now admitted during an interview with O Jogo they are ready to fulfil Martinez's wishes at the end of the season should any club meet his reported €35m (£26m) release clause.

"Jackson has been always clear about his future and also when he renewed his contract at the club last season. Then we agreed that in summer if a club pays [his value] he will go..."

"He indeed almost left last summer but we then agreed he'd stay one more year due to the big gamble we did with this squad and because we needed his presence to balance the number of young players in the squad."