Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Atletico Madrid defender Miranda after watching him in action over the weekend.
According to the Daily Mirror, the 30-year-old impressed the club’s technical director, Michael Emenalo, during the 2-2 draw with Malaga.
The Premier League leaders are confident of landing the centre-half for a modest transfer fee, because he has only one year remaining on his contract and is yet to extend the deal.
Chelsea are no strangers to transfer dealings with Atletico, having snapped up striker Diego Costa and defender Filipe Luis from the La Liga champions last summer.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho could feel the need to freshen up the heart of his defence after tinkering with his selection on several occasions in the second half of the season.
England man Gary Cahill had a spell out of the side last month following a dip in form, with Kurt Zouma stepping in. Cahill was then restored when Zouma was handed a more advanced role in midfield.
Captain John Terry, who recently penned a one-year contract extension, has been in fine form, but at the age of 34 is not a long-term option for Mourinho.