Manchester United are being linked with Porto striker Jackson Martinez.

A Bola says United scouts have recommended the 26 year-old Colombia international to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as a replacement for Javier Hernandez, who is considering his options after losing his first-choice status this season.

Martinez has been in sensational form for Porto this term, his first in Europe, and has also attracted informal enquiries from Barcelona.

The former Independiente Medellin star has come to attention of United scouts initially posted to check on James Rodriguez.