Atletico Madrid are willing to meet the buyout clause of Porto striker Jackson Martinez,after AC Milan pulled out of the race to sign the striker.

A Bola claims that Atletico are prepared to spend the €35 million fee that would also cover his buyout clause.

Atlético are in the process of selling Croatian striker, Mario Mandzukic to Juventus for a fee of €18 million and they see the Colombian as the ideal substitute.

The FC Porto star has been on the radars of Atleti, the Rossoneri and Arsenal recently but with the Italians pulling out and the Gunners not yet making a move, it appears as though he is set to move to Madrid.

Milan revealed on Sunday that they will no longer pursue Colombia international Jackson which leaves Atletico free to complete the signing of the 28-year old who will cost €35 million.

AC’s vice-president and CEO Adriano Galliani told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “If we save €40m on Geoffrey Kondogbia and €35m on Jackson Martinez, we’ll have another €75m to spend wisely over the rest of the transfer window.

“Whether that’s a good or a bad thing, only time will tell…”

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