NEWS
Saturday June 20 2015
Milan won't rush Martinez deal

Atletico Madrid and Arsenal can push in for Jackson Martinez, but Milan won’t sign until the Porto striker has a medical.

The Rossoneri have to all intents and purposes sealed the deal, as they are prepared to pay the €35m release clause in his contract and agreed personal terms.

However, a week has gone by and still Martinez has not undergone a medical, as Milan must wait for permission from Colombia during the Copa America.

The plan was to send doctors out to their base in Chile to perform the tests there, but still require the all-clear from the Colombian Federation.

This delay has allowed Atletico Madrid – according to papers in both Spain and Portugal – and Arsenal to get back in the race for Martinez.

Milan know they can end that scenario by simply signing the contract and performing the medical later, but the Italian club has no intention of rushing things.

Jackson would become one of their biggest ever transfer signings and do not want to risk spending €35m on a player who has fitness problems.