Photo: Chelsea’s Filipe Luis poses for a snap with Man United target

Chelsea defender Filipe Luis snaps a photo with Manchester United target Miranda

Miranda and Filipe Luis Photo: Filipe Luis/Instagram

Manchester United fans will be hoping that Chelsea defender Filipe Luis was inadvertently doing his rivals a favour and selling Miranda on the merits of the Premier League after uploading a photo with his fellow Brazilian defender.

The Atletico Madrid centre-half has been linked with a move to the 20-time English champions for much of the season, and talk of a potential transfer has been fuelled by his inability to tie down a regular starting place at Los Rojiblancos.

Miranda, who played alongside Filipe Luis at Vicente Calderon before the left-back completed a £19m move to Chelsea last summer, was a key part of Diego Simeone’s side that won the La Liga crown and finished as Champions League runners-up last season.

The Chelsea full-back, who has been linked with a return to Atletico as part of a deal to bring Koke to Stamford Bridge, uploaded a photo with Miranda on Instagram on Saturday evening, referring to the defender’s winner in their Copa del Rey triumph over Real Madrid in May 2013.

Filipe Luis wrote: “And 14 years later he changed the history of the Madrid derby . João Miranda . @ miranda023 #mito”

The South American centre-half has scored three goals and has made one assist in 23 appearances in all competitions for Atletico this season.

Miranda joined Atletico from Brazilian club Sao Paulo in 2011, scoring eight times in 108 games for the Spanish capital’s second-biggest club.

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