Wednesday July 24 2013
Jackson and Gonalons for Napoli?

With Gonzalo Higuain and Pepe Reina undergoing medicals today, Napoli are also bidding for Jackson Martinez and Maxime Gonalons.

The Partenopei are eager to spend the €63m earned from Edinson Cavani’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain.

Goalkeeper Reina arrives on loan from Liverpool, while there is a €37m deal with Real Madrid for hitman Higuain.

According to Sky Sport Italia, their spending spree is nowhere near over, as Coach Rafa Benitez has more names on his wish-list.

Jackson Martinez is the prime target after scoring a remarkable 33 goals in 43 games in all competition last season for Porto and Colombia.

He netted 26 in 30 Primeira Liga matches and his price-tag is thought to be at least €35m.

“The problem is that the clause in his contract is between €35m and €40m, so with Higuain’s arrival I doubt Napoli would want to spend that much on another very similar striker,” Italian agent Salvatore Fiore told TMW.

“However, the two could co-exist. Jackson is a forward who can start from a deeper position, so he could play alongside Higuain.”

The other transfer target emerging is Lyon midfielder Gonalons, who had already been linked with Napoli in recent weeks.