Porto’s Jackson Martinez was the man the club's sporting director Riccardo Bigon originally envisioned as working well with the former Real Madrid but has since move his attentions to Giroud.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport The officials from the newly flush side will be able to approach the north London side's representatives during the Emirates Cup this weekend.

The italian giants are also thought to be considering Palermo’s Abel Hernandez and Pablo Osvaldo of Roma.

Valencia have already reportedly inquired about the availability of the French international hoping to replace him with Tottenham bound Roberto Soldado.

Spurs completed the £26m deal for Soldado yesterday having met his release clause.