Jackson Martinez close to finalising Chelsea move according to Portuguese reports

Martinez could be celebrating a move to Stamford Bridge soon. Photo: PA

Reports in Portugal today claim the agent of Jackson Martinez is in London where he will discuss a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola claim the Porto striker's representative, Henrique Pompeo, is holding talks with Chelsea's Russian-Canadian board member Marina Granovskaia.

The Colombian striker's contract at Porto expires in 2016 and he will cost Roman Abramovich somewhere in the region of £33m.

Meanwhile, former Benfica striker Roland Linz has urged Chelsea to pursue Monaco's Radamel Falcao instead.

Linz told O Jogo that Martinez "cannot compare to Falcao". The Austrian striker said: "Jackson is good but he can't compare to that."

"Who can? Falcao is in the top five in the world, if not the best," he said.

Watch Martinez score for Porto in the Champions League last night