Porto striker Jackson Martinez is said to be on the verge of completing a transfer to Chelsea.

The 27-year-old’s agent reportedly travelled to London today to thrash out the terms of a deal which will cost the Blues around £33million.

Martinez has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham but it appears Chelsea lead the race for the Colombia international’s signature.

The player signed for Porto from Chiapas in the Mexican top flight in July 2012 and has gone on to score 34 goals in 40 appearances for the Portuguese giants.

He also has eight goals in 25 matches for his country.

Martinez’s contract in Portugal expires in 2016 but former Benfica striker Roland Linz has urged the Blues to go for Monaco hitman Radamel Falcao instead.

He said: ‘Jackson is good but he can’t compare to that [Falcao]. Who can? Falcao is in the top five in the world, if not the best.