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Agent denies Spurs contact over Porto hitman

ESPN staff
June 6, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Jackson Martinez has been linked with the Premier League © PA Photos
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The agent of Porto striker Jackson Martinez has denied any contact from Tottenham, adding that the Colombian has no desire to leave the Portuguese club.

Martinez, 26, has been linked with a move to the Premier League side in recent days, but his agent Luis Manso has insisted he is happy to remain in Portugal.

"Jackson Martinez has always said he wants to stay at FC Porto and he does not have to leave," Manso told Radio Renaiscenca. "He is happy and his family too so I do not see the intention of the club to sell."

Manso believes the links with Andre Villas-Boas' side are the result of the English media's overactive imagination.

"It seems strange that the English press push the issue, there really is just Porto," he said. "We have not spoken to anyone and we are not interested in any negotiations. That's the truth."

Martinez has enjoyed a stellar campaign at domestic level, scoring 26 times in just 20 league starts for the club.

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