Atletico Madrid star confirms offer from Premier League club as Manchester United speculation refuelled

by Dan Cancian

Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda has admitted his agent has received offers from a number of clubs including some from Spain and England.

Two weeks ago, Miranda, 29, was reportedly set to become Louis Van Gaal‘s first signing as Manchester United manager after reports claiming the deposed Premier League champions had triggered his £24m release clause had emerged, but both clubs denied any agreement had been reached.

However, Miranda has refuelled speculation by admitting that a Premier League club has submitted an offer.

Speaking to Brazilian radio ESPN, the Atletico Madrid defender confirmed his future was being negotiated by his agent.

I have some offers and we are negotiating,” he revealed.

“I have offers from Spanish and English leagues and from some less important ones too. My agent is in Europe to decide my future, my buy-out fee at Atletico Madrid is €30million, but that can be negotiated.”

With Eliaquim Mangala firmly on Manchester City’s radar and Mats Hummels seemingly unwilling to leave Borussia Dortmund, Miranda could be the answer to the gap that has opened in United’s rearguard after Nemanja Vidic joined Inter Milan on a free transfer and Rio Ferdinand was ushered out the door after the club decided not to offer him a contract extension.

Despite an impressive season, Miranda, who won the Europa League in 2012 and scored the winner as Atletico beat Real Madrid in the 2013 Spanish Cup final, missed out on a spot in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup.

However, he’d be an asset to United and coming of the back of a wonderful season with Atletico, he’d be full of confidence as well.

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