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Jackson Martinez in demand for summer move, West Ham miss Distin

Well, that was a fun-filled winter month of transfer business. In the end, January may have been a little anti-climatic for the die-hard rumour mongers, but fear not, the summer window is mere months away and there is plenty to rehash and report in the days between.

Jackson Martinez interests the big boys

Porto striker Jackson Martinez is one who has been attracting Europe's elite over recent seasons. 

The Colombian international, 28, has Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham tracking him according to the Daily Star and he has done little to dissuade them from making a move next summer.

He said: "Right now I only focus on doing my job with Porto, but I'm ready to make the leap in the next window. I have my head focused only on the work I'm doing at Porto at the moment and when the transfer window reopens, we shall see what will happen."

Danny Ings was a winter-window poster boy, but the striker stayed with Burnley to, ostensibly, help them stave off relegation.

Clubs ready to move for Ings

Sources have told ESPN FC that Burnley striker Danny Ings, a player at the centre of many a winter rumour, is weighing up interest from home and abroad as he prepares to leave Turf Moor at the end of the season

Ings has seven goals for the newly promoted squad and was likely kept around to help Burnley stay up this season, as they are firmly in a relegation battle right now. Not that there was much doubt on any winter move, as the club's chief executive Lee Hoos said several times that Ings was going nowhere.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Sociedad are possible destinations, as is Manchester City, when Ings makes a likely summer exit from his current club.

West Ham made Distin bid

Of course there were clubs who missed out during the winter window, quite a few actually, and according to the Liverpool Echo, West Ham were one of them. The paper reports that Sam Allardyce made a bid for Everton's Sylvain Distin in the waning moments of the window, but the deal never came to fruition.

Roberto Martinez confirmed that there were "conversations", but a proposed swap including West Ham's Winston Reid fell through, in part over how long Distin's new deal would have been with the Hammers.

The 37-year-old Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season.

Malaga's Camacho says 'come get me'

The Daily Express have a bit on Malaga defensive midfielder Ignacio Camacho, who has said he would leave his La Liga club for the right deal and only if the club were happy with the terms of his departure.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been rumoured to have interest in the Spaniard, but thus far Malaga have been able to keep swooping teams at bay. Camacho is currently under contract and happy with the club, but said that if if teams were interested, he's also ready to negotiate.

Grealish in Championship demand

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish has caught the attention of a number of Championship clubs, most notably Wolverhampton, says the Birmingham Mail.

Villa picked up Carles Gil and Scott Sinclair in the January window, putting Grealish further out of reach of first-team minutes. The reports says a loan could happen during the month of February for the 19-year-old to leave Paul Lambert's squad.

Grealish has reportedly impressed teammates, coaches and scouts during a loan-stint with Notts County, but no move has been rubber-stamped by Lambert just yet.


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