NEWS
Thursday June 11 2015
Martinez: 'No Milan deal yet, but...'

Jackson Martinez’s agent is “optimistic” about a move to Milan, but “there’s no deal with the player yet.”

The Rossoneri presented their offer to the player and are prepared to pay the €35m buy-out clause in his Porto contract.

“I am optimistic on Jackson’s move to Milan, but we’re not quite there yet,” agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo told EuroStadio.it.

“There’s no deal with the player yet. There is a good possibility we’ll conclude the transfer, but we are not yet at the all-clear moment.

“Will they pay the €35m clause? You’d have to ask Milan that, it is not something that regards us. As for the wages, I cannot discuss figures at the moment.

“What I can say with certainty is that Martinez is a player worthy of a top club and Milan wrote history.

“The Rossoneri are not just a big club, but a huge one.”

Earlier on Thursday afternoon, Pompeo had given a rosier picture of the situation, with quotes repeated on Milan Channel.

“We’re there now,” the agent told Calciomercato.com. “We are very close to concluding a deal with Milan and there’s a very good chance it will be finalised.

“We hope to give the announcement tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. He’d make a dream partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”

The Rossoneri are trying to fight off competition from Arsenal, Manchester City and Valencia.