The Daily Mail certainly have punters in the Football Transfer Tavern looking up with interest, and our landlord does not blame them after their claim about Manchester United.
The club are reportedly chasing Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda – who is willing to leave the La Liga champions this summer, having opened talks with several clubs.
As one of our punters points out, the fact that Diego Simeone is losing most of his players does not exactly bode well for the Argentine, and certain stars seem to think that the best option for them is to jump ship whilst their stock is high and fast!
Miranda was a mainstay in the notoriously tight title winning defence of Atletico Madrid last season and his omission from the Brazilian national side was a mystery to most people!
United are of course desperate to get some top quality defenders in and we think that Louis van Gaal will be making a very shrewd signing should he pounce for Miranda and activate the £24.2 million release clause in the centre back’s contract.