AVB rules out Martinez move

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out making a move for Porto striker Jackson Martinez and also doubts a bid for Brazil international Bernard.

Last Updated: 23/06/13 at 08:47 Post Comment

Jackson Martinez: Porto striker was linked with Tottenham

Jackson Martinez: Porto striker was linked with Tottenham

Reports earlier this month claimed that Villas-Boas was preparing to make a £25million raid on his former club to sign Martinez.

The Colombia international enjoyed an impressive debut season with Porto after joining last summer and finished the campaign as the Portuguese league's top scorer.

He averaged almost a goal every game in helping Porto to the title and he has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool.

A move to the Premier League with Spurs, though, has been dismissed after Villas-Boas confirmed he is not looking to sign the 26-year-old.

"We don't want Jackson Martinez," Villas-Boas told Desporto.

Another player to have been linked with a transfer to White Hart Lane this summer is Atletico Mineiro's attacking midfielder Bernard.

Villas-Boas has been following the youngster, but is not expecting to make a concerted effort to sign a player who is also a reported target for Porto.

He added: "Bernard's a player that we monitor like many others, but I think Tottenham will do nothing regarding them."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Manchester United owners warn Louis van Gaal over Champions League

Manchester United's owners have piled pressure on new boss Louis van Gaal by stressing the financial perils of failure.

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins believes club will cope despite exits

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins believes his former club will cope with the huge transition of players.

Mail Box

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property