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Celtic reject Arsenal’s latest Tierney bid

Celtic have apparently rejected Arsenal’s improved offer of £25m for Kieran Tierney.

Unai Emery’s side have been pursuing the Scotland international for a number of weeks as they bid to strengthen their options at left-back, having seen an opening offer of around £15m rejected by the Scottish champions earlier this summer.

Arsenal had hoped their second offer would be enough to persuade Celtic to sell the 22-year-old, the fee eclipsing the £19.7m that made Moussa Dembele the most expensive player in Scottish football history when he left Celtic for Lyon in 2018.

However, according to the BBC, Celtic have rejected Arsenal’s second offer, though talks are set to continue this week with Tierney believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League.

Tierney came through the youth academy at the Glasgow side and has won four league titles since his debut in 2015. Capped 12 times for Scotland, Tierney was also crowned as the PFA Scotland’s Young Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons between 2016 and 2018.

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