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Liverpool and Porto eyeing 17-goal striker Martinez

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Liverpool face competition from Portuguese Liga side Porto to sign Colombia international striker Jackson Martinez.

Martinez, 25, described a move to Anfield as a "good option" in March and although he is still keen on a move to the Premier League club, Porto have also registered an interest.

The striker, who has scored 17 goals in 31 league appearances for Mexican side Jaguares this season, is expected to make a £6 million move to Europe in the summer and hopes to finalise a deal in the next few months.

Martinez told Colombian newspaper Nuevo Estadio: "I am not in any advanced negotiations with Liverpool or Porto but I know they are personally interested.

"I have not spoken to anyone and that goes for my club and my agent. In the next few months things should be finalised."

Liverpool scouts have reportedly watched the former Medellin forward on a number of occasions.

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