Chelsea remain keen on £20 Atletico Madrid defender

Chelsea remain keen on £20 Atletico Madrid defender Miranda, Football Express News understands.

The Spanish champions are prepared to sell Brazilian defender Miranda and have recently approached Man United about making a summer move.

The English club have been long term admirers of the Brazilian centre-back but failed last summer to agree a transfer fee with the Spanish champions as they resisted a sale due to the impressive partnership of him and Uruguayan Diego Godin.

Miranda will see his contract expire in 2016; a contract which includes a buy-out clauseof £24m, but reports in Spanish and English press have claimed that Atletico officials would sell the defender for less, rather than allow him leave for free next year.

United are leaders with interest but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also keen on making a summer bid.