Juventus turn attention to Jackson Martinez

The prolific attacker has caught the attention of the reigning Serie A champions and his current club could decide to sell for €24 million
By Romeo Agresti

Jackson Martinez could be on his way out of Porto in the summer transfer window as Juventus have shown an interest in signing the Colombia international, Goal.com understands.

The Serie A champions are keen to add some more firepower to their squad at the end of the season and were previously linked with players such as Edinson Cavani, Stevan Jovetic and Alexis Sanchez.

Nevertheless, they have now added the 26-year-old Martinez to their shortlist, too, as they see the prolific attacker as a cheaper alternative to the aforementioned trio.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici recently travelled to Porto to take a closer look at Martinez and enquire about the striker's availability.

The Portuguese champions are reluctant to let go of the former Jaguares striker, but could be tempted to cash in on Martinez if an offer of at least €24 million comes in.

Martinez, who has a contract with Porto until June 2016, has developed into a key player at the Dragoes since joining the club in 2012 and has already netted 23 goals in 25 league games so far.