Jackson Martinez
Jackson Martinez celebrates after scoring for Porto. Reuters

Porto striker Jackson Martinez is ready to reject a January move to Arsenal and remain with the Portuguese club until the end of the season.

The Colombian international was speaking after reports suggested that Arsenal were prepared to meet his £34m release clause this month to strength the squad and maintain their Premier League title challenge.

Martinez, who scored a brace in Porto's most last game against Penafiel, told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo that he is happy to stay in Oporto until the end of the season, although he has opened the door to a summer move.

"I am going to stay at Porto until the end of the season. I am happy here. Just God knows when I will move but while I am here I will do my best for the team."

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a striker to help Olivier Giroud up front. Wenger is currently relying heavily on the French target man, as Nicklas Bendtner has been reduced to a bit-part role during the first part of the season while Theo Walcott recently suffered a long-term injury which will keep him out of action for six months.

The Porto player leads a short-list of strikers that also includes Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata and Atletico's Diego Costa.

Martinez looks unwilling to leave Porto during this transfer window but Arsenal appear to have a good chance of signing him this summer, as the striker recently claim his love for the Gunners.

"I cheered for Arsenal when I was a kid – I love their style of play. It's flowing and open with a lot of first touch passes. It would be suitable for a player like me," he said recently.

"If I get a chance to play for a high level club like Arsenal I wouldn't hesitate to accept it."

The 27-year-old is contracted at the Estadio do Dragao until 2016 and Porto are unlikely to negotiate a deal which falls beneath his £34m release clause.

Chelsea are also monitoring Martinez and recent reports revealed that manager Jose Mourinho watched him in action during Colombia's 2-0 victory over Belgium.