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Manchester United and Arsenal hold the upper hand over Chelsea and Tottenham in the chase for Porto striker Jackson Martinez after the player’s agent confirmed talks were imminent with the Premier League duo.

A number of teams have expressed an interest in landing the Colombian hitman but it seems that United and Arsenal are taking things to the next level over the 27-year-old.Martinez’s Italian agent, Peppino Tirri, told Corriere Giallorosso: “I am waiting for Jackson Martinez’s manager, Henrique Pompeio, to arrive in Italy tonight for a series of transfer meetings we’ll have together.

“It’s true, he will fly in tonight because we have some meetings lined up to evaluate and find the right proposal for Jackson Martinez.

“We’ve got meetings set up with numerous European clubs, as he is of interest to Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Valencia, but also important Italian sides.

“Yes, Roma are a concrete possibility, but they aren’t the only Serie A club interested in Martinez.”I repeat, we have many meetings and a lot to do over the next few days.”

It now remains to be seen whether United and Arsenal are successful in persuading the player, who has a £32m release clause in his contract, that his future lies in England rather than Spain or Italy.

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