Published on July 20th, 2014 | by soccersweep1
One More Signing? Chelsea make new major bid – report
Chelsea may still be looking to bring in additional players, with the club reported to be interested in bringing in Miranda from Atletico Madrid.
In Spain AS report that Chelsea have offered €25million for Atletico Madrid defender Miranda.
Jose Mourinho has already purchased striker Diego Costa and left-back Felipe Luis from the Spanish champions this summer, but Atletico are not willing to let Miranda leave for less than his €30million release clause.
Atletico Madrid though are unwilling to allow the player leave for anything less than his buy-out clause of €30 million. They will likely hold firm, having previously done so with both Diego Costa and Filipe Luis earlier in the transfer window.
Miranda has been at the Spanish club since 2011, when he joined from Sao Paulo. In his three years at Atletico Madrid he has played 96 league games and won honours including the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Ray and La Liga.
Jose Mourinho yesterday stated that he believed he was finished with his business in the transfer window. Sky Sports quoted the manager as saying:
“I have to say my club did a fantastic job, and not just because of what we bought, but because we did it in almost record time.
“The transfer market closes 31 August and we close our market on July 19. We finished the market today.”
However, those familiar with ‘The Special One’ are well aware that he’s a master of PR. He has in the past been known to wrong foot us all with his plans and transfer targets.
Chelsea have been busy over the summer. They have made a number of world-class signings with Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costs and Filipe Luis all joining from La Liga.
They also have acquired the services of promising youngster Mario Pasalic and brought Kurt Zouma and Thibaut Courtois back from loan spells.
These transfers could well mean that Chelsea will be a much more potent attacking force this season and could challenge for multiple trophies.