Chelsea have enquired as to the availability of Atletico Madrid’s Joao Miranda, according to The
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is still looking for a replacement for David Luiz, who left Stamford Bridge to join Paris Saint-Germain recently for £50 million, and has reportedly turned his attentions to Luiz’s compatriot Miranda.
An offer of £20 million has been rumoured, and while Atletico are far from keen to sell another star player, their financial difficulties may force their hand.
The Spanish champions have already effectively lost three players to Chelsea this summer. Striker Diego Costa and full back Filipe Luis made the move to west London on permanent deals, while Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois finally returned to Stamford Bridge having spent three seasons on loan at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Miranda, aged 29, joined Atletico from S