Inter Milan's Joao Miranda controls the ball during their Serie A soccer match against Carpi at Braglia stadium in Modena August 30, 2015. Reuters/Giampiero Sposito

English Premier League club Manchester United and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have been reportedly gaining interests for the service of Inter Milan’s centre-back Miranda.

According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, United and Bayern Munich are in the hunt to acquire Inter defender Miranda, who was signed by the Italian club from Atletico Madrid last year for Є4 million (about AU $6 million). The report added that the Nerazzurri could be forced to sell the Brazilian international to either of his suitors due to the club’s unhealthy financial situation.

Jose Mourinho, who is widely speculated to replace current United boss Louis Van Gaal, is said to be an avid admirer of the 31-year-old Miranda. The Brazilian defender, considered as one of the most sought after defenders in the sport, played a key role in Atletico's La Liga title win during the 2013-2014 season, making more than 170 appearances for the Spanish club before moving to San Siro Stadium in 2015.

The Red Devils have also expressed interests in Werder Bremen youngster Johannes Eggestein. German newspaper Weser Kurier reported that United have been monitoring the 19-year-old striker for months and will orchestrate an attempt to land him when the summer transfer window hits.

According to Metro, United may have been impressed by the German youngster at the Under-17 World Cup in November last year, where he scored four goals to win the Silver Boot. The report added that other Bundesliga clubs like Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund are also interested with the prolific German striker.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal has slammed any reports about Mourinho replacing him at Old Trafford. The Dutchman has helped United secure an FA Cup quarterfinals and a Europa League last-16 tie with Liverpool, but pundits still see Van Gaal as a goner from the Premier League side.

"No, I don't want United to do something either. I don't even want them to react to things which I read in the media or which are being created,” Van Gaal said, reports Sky Sports. "We, the club and I, are not going to help the media right now by denying things. I think what is happening is an absolute scandal."