Manchester United to pay €30m release clause to sign Miranda - report

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Manchester United are being linked strongly to Atletico Madrid's Miranda.

Manchester United have been linked with a new name to play in the heart of their defence, Atletico Madrid titan Miranda.

The La Liga champion made 32 appearances in the division last season, as well as playing in all 13 Champions League games en route to the final.

Spanish newspaper AS report United have already been in touch with Miranda, and are ready to pay the defender's €30 million release clause in his contract.

The paper claim that Miranda has 'already searched for a school for his children in the English city.'

United are searching for replacements for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in defence, and had previously been linked to Ezequiel Garay and Mats Hummels.

Miranda has been one of the most consistent defenders in La Liga since joining two seasons ago, when he moved on a free transfer from Sao Paolo. He had previously spent time in Europe with Sochaux.

The centre-back is 29, and the fee of €30 million could be considered too expensive for a player just three years younger than Nemanja Vidic.

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