Jackson Martinez
Jackson Martinez celebrates after scoring for Porto. [Reuters] Reuters

Porto striker Jackson Martinez could well be on the verge of sealing a move to Chelsea in January after his agent flew to London on Tuesday to work out the details of the deal.

The Colombian has once again been in superb form this season and has already fired eight league goals in just 10 games, which follows on from a remarkable debut campaign in Portugal that saw him fire some 34 goals in all competitions.

His sensational form saw him linked with several clubs over the course of the summer and speculation has once again intensified that he could be set to leave in January.

Chelsea have been mentioned as one possible destination and it seems this could become a possibility after Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported that Martinez's agent Henry Pompeo had flown to London to discuss a deal.

Martinez has a release clause of €40m and it is believed his agent was meeting with officials from Chelsea to try and negotiate a possible move in the winter transfer window.

The 27-year-old has previously admitted that he would not be against the idea of leaving the club if a solid offer arrived, saying: "Years have passed and one day, I hope that I will get a good transfer.

"It really depends on Porto, a club that sell their players very well. To stay or go depends on Porto, but I will only leave if there is something concrete."

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho may well be looking to strengthen his front line in January after Samuel Eto'o picked up an injury that could well rule him out for a number of months.

With Demba Ba linked with a possible exit in the New Year, that would leave the Mourinho with Fernando Torres as his only available option.

This may well convince the former Real Madrid boss that he needs to add more firepower and Martinez has already proven that he can score goals at the very highest level, having impressed in the Champions League and while playing for Colombia.