Saturday August 3 2013
Napoli focus on Arsenal and Martinez

Napoli’s negotiations for Porto hitman Jackson Martinez continue in London with rumours their contract expert has flown out too.

The Colombian striker has a €40m clause in his contract, though the Partenopei are eager to have that reduced to around €30m.

Both clubs are taking part in the Emirates Cup in London this weekend, so it is the ideal opportunity to discuss terms. Napoli play Arsenal today at 16.20 UK time.

According to Sky Sport Italia, there is a big clue on their progress by the fact Andrea Chiavelli has flown to London on Friday night.

Chiavelli is Napoli’s contract expert and only tends to join in negotiations when they are at a very advanced stage.

Martinez would be another huge boost for the side, who have already brought in Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid.

A crucial summit is expected between Napoli, Porto and Martinez’s agents on Sunday – when the two teams face off on the pitch.