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Gunners linked with Ezequiel Garay 0

Posted on June 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are interested in signing Zenit Saint Petersburg centre-back Ezequiel Garay this summer. The 28-year-old Argentinian international is reported to be rated in the region of £13million.

Garay is highly-regarded within the football fraternity and has previously been heavily linked with moves to both Manchester United and Liverpool in the past.

The centre-back has previously played for the likes of Real Madrid and Benfica, from whom he joined Zenit for just £4million last summer. He helped Andre Villas-Boas’ side claim the Russian title, but is believed to be keen on a move to a more prestigious league.

Milan pull out of deal for reported Arsenal target 0

Posted on June 22, 2015 by David Nugent

AC Milan have pulled out of the race to sign reported Arsenal transfer target Jackson Martinez according to the Metro.

The Colombian striker had reportedly been in talks with the Rossoneri about a big money move. However, it seems that they have now turned their attentions elsewhere, with PSG’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani also mooted as a transfer target.

The Metro claims that Arsenal will have little competition for Martinez, who has a £24.3million release clause in his contract, but reports elsewhere claim that Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are ready to trigger the clause in his contract.

Martinez waiting for bid from Arsenal 0

Posted on June 20, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal transfer target Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has stated that he is waiting for the Gunners to make a bid for his services this summer. The FC Porto star has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal for the last couple of windows and this summer has been linked with a £25million move.

The Colombian international is currently on Copa America duty with his national team. He told the media: “Arsenal are a great team, in one of the world’s best teams, and I’m waiting to find out what my future holds,”

Arsenal linked with another Porto star 0

Posted on June 10, 2015 by David Nugent

Yesterday it was Porto striker Jackson Martinez linked with a move to the Emirates. Today it is highly-rated Porto attacking midfielder Yacine Brahimi who is supposedly attracting admiring glances from north London.

Talksport is claiming that the Gunners are interested in signing the Algerian international, but will have to pay a fee of around £40million to sign him.


Brahimi is believed to be a player in-demand this summer, with the likes of Bayern Munich and AC Milan linked with making a move for the star. Porto will be encouraging rumours as it looks like they are willing to part with the midfield, but only for a massive fee.

Martinez once again linked with Arsenal 0

Posted on June 09, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal could be set to make a £25million move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez, but only if the Gunners can offload Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell first.


The Colombian striker has been prolific for Porto in his three years in Portugal. The 28-year-old scored seven goals in the Champions League last season and has also been the top scorer in the Portuguese top-flight for the last three seasons.

Martinez is yet another FC Porto forward who is prolific. The likes of Radamel Falcao, Hulk and James Rodriguez all made their names at the Portuguese club before moving on at a vast profit.

Arsenal target talks up summer exit 1

Posted on June 02, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is ready to leave the Dragons and join a top European side in the summer transfer window.

The Colombian has long ago become one of world’s most sought-after footballers and the interest in his services remains just as strong after yet another impressive season.

And it appears the time has finally come for Martinez to try and prove his worth at a top European club, with the 28-year-old making it clear he has permission to leave FC Porto at the end of the season.

Arsenal make check on Primeira Liga trio 0

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Portuguese media outlet O Jogo understands that Arsenal had scouts present at the Benfica v Porto game at Estadio da Luz as they ran the rule on three Primeira Liga stars.

The arch rivals were involved in a potential title decider last night and leaders Benfica edged one step closer to the title with a goalless draw, with the stands packed with visiting scouts making a check on star players from both sides.

According to O Jogo, Premier League giants Arsenal were also represented at Estadio da Luz as their scouts took a closer look at the likes of Yacine Brahimi, Talisca and Jackson Martinez.

Arsenal again linked with Porto striker 1

Posted on February 23, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal could be set to launch a big money move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez this summer. This comes after the Portuguese clubs president admitted that the prolific Colombian will be allowed to leave this summer.


Porto president Pinto da Costa reportedly said ‘Jackson almost left last summer but we agreed he’d stay one more year. If somebody pays [his value] he will go.’

Martinez has reportedly been a target for Arsenal for the last couple of seasons and seemingly gets linked with a move to north London whenever a transfer window opens. Maybe this summer the striker will actually move on and Arsenal seems a realistic destination.

Gunners linked with £60million-rated Porto duo 0

Posted on November 18, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Porto duo Juan Fernando Quintero and Jackson Martinez, who have a reported combine value of £60million. The Gunners are now being linked with a summer move for the duo.


The pair were linked with moves to the Emirates in the summer, but nothing materialised, despite rumours that Quintero was even on his way to London to discuss personal terms with the Gunners. The pair have also been linked with moves to the likes of Roma in Martinez’s case and Juventus in Quintero’s.


Arsenal believed to be in talks for Colombian striker 3

Posted on June 28, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal is in transfer talks with Portuguese giants FC Porto regarding Colombian striker Jackson Martinez. The 27-year-old has been a long-term transfer target for the Gunners and it looks like they could be a step closer to signing the striker.

World Cup

Martinez is currently away on international duty with Colombia, where he has made one start and two substitute appearances. The Porto striker scored a brace against Japan in a 4-1 win to give his country three wins out of three games in the group stages.

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