Barca ready bid for top United target.
Manchester United face competition from Barcelona for the signing of Atletico Madrid’s £23.5m-rated central defender Miranda this January, according to Fichajes.net.
The Brazilian has been a rock for Atletico in recent times, forming part of their title-winning squad last season as well as helping them to the Champions League final.
United have made him one of their top targets to strengthen in defence, but it could now be that he will head to the Nou Camp instead as Barca also need new additions in that part of the pitch.
Gerard Pique’s poor form and Thomas Vermaelen’s continued injury problems have made Miranda one of the club’s priority targets for January.