Arsenal have made an improved bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, believed to be in the region of £25 million.
The Gunners first bid of £15 million for Tierney was rejected by Celtic, but now they have come back with a second offer which matches the Scottish champions own valuation of the player, who is also wanted by Serie A side Napoli.
Should the transfer occur, Tierney would become the most expensive player in Scottish football history, with the figure exceeding the £19.7 million that Celtic themselves received when thy sold Moussa Dembelé to Lyon last year.
Celtic may be amenable to the move after comments from their manager, Neil Lennon, that he is looking to trim his current squads even further, despite the departure of eleven players from Parkhead this summer. Furthermore, they have signed a ready-made replacement for Tierney in the form of Boli Bolingoli, although he was injured in their Champions League qualifier against FC Sarajevo on mid-week.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.