So it seems that Chelsea will have to fight off interest from Liverpool and Tottenham to land the signature of Porto striker Jackson Martinez, which is no surprise. But with the news of competition coming so close to the January transfer window, here is why the Blues need to do everything they can to secure the switch in their favour.
First up, Martinez is a striker in the frame that Jose Mourinho traditionally likes. He’s a big, bullish forward who possesses a similar frame to Dider Drogba, and we all know how he did at the club.
His hold up play is second to none, but unlike Drogba Martinez has the legs to move a lot quicker.
The most important thing, however, is the amount of goals he scores, which is quite remarkable. At Colombian outfit he scored 63 in 148, which for a youngster is impressive, but as he has fine-tuned his game it has only got stronger.
For Chippas in Mexico he struck 37 in 80, and for Porto he has helped himself to 43 in 53 games. Yes, you read that correctly.
His composure in front of goal is incredible and with only Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o to choose from I would suggest that Chelsea need the big Colombian.