It looks like Fernando Torres is living on borrowed time at Chelsea, as it's believed that the Stamford Bridge hierarchy are keen to bring in some new firepower up front in the January window. With Radamel Falcao unlikely to leave Atletico Madrid this winter, however, Chelsea have been forced to consider other options, and there are two particularly intriguing targets who are hard to separate. Colombian forward Jackson Martinez has been in incredible form for Porto this season, while Loic Remy is helping Marseille keep the pace with big money PSG at the top of Ligue 1, but which of the two is better suited to the Blues? talkSPORT pit them head-to-head...
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Jackson Martinez looks set to become the latest piece of brilliant business for Porto, with the big striker scouted and signed by them this summer while playing in Mexico, then settling into Portuguese football instantly to continue his brilliant career form. Former Porto player Paulo Futre has been talking up the striker's chances of moving on in the near future, stating that Porto will sell him on for a big figure to a club in one of Europe's top three leagues. With ten goals in 12 games for Porto, it's no wonder there are plenty of clubs, including Chelsea, already sniffing around the striker.
Loic Remy on the other hand was a Premier League target throughout the summer, with Spurs in particular thought to be rivalling Chelsea in their admiration of the striker. It looks like the speculation may have had an impact on his confidence however, as after scoring 25 goals for Marseille last season, Remy has only managed two so far in the current campaign, with none of the strikes coming in the league. A fresh start elsewhere, with the chance for Marseille to use the money to bring in some new talent, could benefit both clubs as well as the player.
“Martinez is physically stronger than Falcao, he's something of an old-fashioned central striker, he heads well, is very athletic and reminds me of George Weah. He'll triumph and then be sold for a figure like they got for Falcao.” Paulo Futre
“I have my doubts. We're not sure if he's 100% fit. Before, his asset was his speed, now, the impression is that he doesn't have it.” Ligue 1 journalist and former France player Johan Micoud
“I don't want to leave in winter. But in football, you can expect anything, that's business.” Remy on his Marseille future
Chelsea fans, would you want towering Martinez or lightning-quick Remy for your side? Let us know below...