Arsenal transfer news: Gunners to bid £25m for Porto's Jackson Martinez after offloading Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell

Martinez scored 32 goals in all competitions for Porto last season

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Arsenal will make a £25m bid for Porto striker Jackson Martinez once they have offloaded the attacking trio of Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell, according to reports.

Highly-rated Colombian striker Martinez has also interested Tottenham and Chelsea. The 28-year-old scored 32 goals in all competitions last season for Porto.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger wants to sell some of his squad players first, however, with Campbell attracting interest from Villarreal, where he spend the second half of last season on loan, and Real Sociedad.

Like Campbell, Podolski and Sanogo were also shipped out on loan last season, Podolski to Inter Milan, and Sanogo to Crystal Palace.


Podolski, who has one year remaining on his contract, hinted yesterday that he could yet play for Arsenal next season, however.

"They are a great club and I think I can help them," he said.

"Things can always change, but if needs be I will remain at Arsenal next season."