By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Union updates: FCU target Porto striker Martinez, both Becker and Hollerbach could depart

Journalist Christopher Michel of German broadcaster Sport1 reports that 1. FC Union Berlin are targeting Spanish striker Antonio "Toni" Martínez López in their ongoing search for additional attacking assistance in the coming January transfer window. 

In other Union-related transfer news, rumors that attackers Sheraldo Becker and Benedict Hollerbach are preparing to depart Köpenick persist. 
Spanish striker Toni Martinez of FC Porto - heavily linked with a move to FC Augsburg during last January's transfer window - is again rumored to be headed to German football. Christopher Michel of German broadcaster Sport1 reports that 1.FC Union Berlin wish to acquire the 26-year-old on loan from his Portuguese side.

Union require immediate assistance for their attacking corps. Strikers Kevin Behrens, Sheraldo Becker, David Datro Fofana, Mikkel Kaufmann, and Kevin Volland have only scored a combined total of eight league goals. Union have long been rumored to wish to cash in on Becker, who has seen his production numbers with the club steadily decline.

Eintracht Frankfurt are said to be interested in purchasing Becker. Germany's main sporting tabloid now reports that VfL Bochum - having seen young striker Benedict Hollerbach begin to enjoy some success under new trainer Nenad Bjelica - have inquired about a short-term loan-arrangement for the 22-year-old. Whether or not Hollerbach is considered expendable at all by Bjelica and the new coaching regime remains questionable.

Matters could nevertheless shift if die Eisernen could acquire a talent such as Martinez and perhaps convince Bochum to build a serviceable loan-fee into the contract. Union's top priority in the new calendar year will be pulling themselves out of the relegation race. One expects quite a bit of personnel reshuffling from managing director Oliver Ruhnert and the FCU front office in any case.

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