Manchester United have not bid for Joao Miranda

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Manchester United have insisted that an offer has not been made to bring Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda to the club.

The Daily Mail claims the centre back has a £24.2million minimum fee release clause in his contract, and that the La Liga champions will not budge over the price tag.

Having failed to agree a new deal, the 29-year-old is attracting interest from a number of top clubs, with Manchester City and Barcelona also showing an interest.

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The Red Devils are also keen, but the report goes on to claim they have denied putting an offer forward for the seven-cap international.

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will need to address his defensive issues post-World Cup, with veterans Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand both now gone.

Lack of experience

Whilst there are some good young players in the squad at Old Trafford, a lack of experience will be a concern for the Dutchman, which could explain why the Red Devils have been linked with Miranda.

Unlucky to miss out on his nation’s World Cup squad, the former Sao Paolo-man became a key figure in Diego Simeone’s side last term, but is now thought to be looking for a new challenge elsewhere.


Manchester United could provide that, as a club looking to re-establish themselves as Premier League title contenders and return to the Champions League.

But, with other big names like the aforementioned Citizens and Barca chasing the player, there could well be options available for the transfer window closes.

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