Roma suffer setback in pursuit of Porto star

Martinez, Porto

By Joe Avicolli

Roma have reportedly suffered a setback in their pursuit of star Porto striker Jackson Martinez after the Portuguese side have refused to lower his price tag.

The 28-year-old, whose current contract with the Dragons is set to expire in June 2017, has become a hot target in Europe due to his impressive performances this season with clubs including Liverpool, Arsenal and the Giallorossi all apparently ready to make offers for him, though his signature will now surely cost any of the interested clubs a hefty price.

According to reports from TuttoMercatoWeb.com, Porto will not consider any bids less than €35 million from any outside teams looking to land the Colombian international this summer.

Martinez, who arrived at the Blue and Whites from Mexican side Chiapas in 2012, has scored a whopping 21 goals and provided six assists in his 29 Primeira Liga appearances during the 2014-15 campaign.

The talented striker also scored seven goals in his eight Champions League appearances for Porto up until their elimination in the quarter finals, where they competed against Bayern Munich.

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