Chelsea could make a move for Atletico Madrid defender Miranda in the next transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
Citing reports from Spanish outlet AS, it has been claimed that the Brazilian ace, who has struggled for opportunities in La Liga at times this term, is now ready to move to England after rejecting the opportunity to move to Stamford Bridge last term.
In fact, the same report has suggested that Miranda wants to be reunited with the duo of Filipe Luis and Diego Costa, who are both currently playing their football under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
Miranda, of course, previously starred alongside the Blues duo in Spain, where the club secured the La Liga title and reached the Champions League final last term.
As well as wanting to play with Costa and Luis again, the report from the Mail has revealed that the player is now more open to a move to England with Gimenez now a regular in the back-line at Atletico.
The report claims that the player has also been offered to the duo of Manchester United and Manchester City, but it now appears that Chelsea are in the driving seat to secure his signature.
It was only earlier this month, however, that the 31-year-old rejected any transfer talk, as he told Brazilian website Estadao: "Of course this news reaches me, and it makes me happy. It shows I am doing well.
"It makes me proud, but my intention is to stay at Atletico because I still have a year and a half on my contract."
Another solid coup
There's no doubt about it, as Chelsea go in search of another fine season next term, Miranda would only prove a quality asset for Mourinho's side.
Critics will, however, say that at 31 the player's best years are behind him, but he'd only bring added experience to the club's back-line as the club go in search of winning the Champions League under Mourinho for the first time.
This transfer certainly wouldn't surprise anyone, and would only make the Blues a stronger force on the domestic and European scene.
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