Arsenal turning their attentions elsewhere after Celtic reject third Kieran Tierney bid

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal turning their attentions elsewhere after Celtic reject third Kieran Tierney bid Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jul 2019 10:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link74Shares Kieran Tierney looks likely to stay at Celtic (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are set to give up on their pursuit of Kieran Tierney and turn their attention to other targets after Celtic rejected a third bid for the left-back.The Scottish Premiership champions have spurned all three bids for the 22-year-old as not enough of the £25m offered by Arsenal was set to be paid up front.After an initial bid of £15m was rejected, the Gunners upped the offer to £25m, which included a number of structured payments and add-ons based on appearances.A third, and seemingly final, bid was lodged, but Celtic are still not happy with the structure of the deal and prefer to keep hold of one of their most valuable assets.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Daily Record reports that the Scottish club did not see many of the add-ons that Arsenal suggested as realistically achievable. Advertisement Arsenal appear unable to thrash out a deal for Tierney (Picture: Getty Images)Tierney could still leave Celtic Park this summer, with Napoli showing an interest in the Scotland international, but a bid is yet to emerge from the Serie A side.The full-back has struggled with injuries over his short career so far, making just 21 league appearances for the Hoops last season, with a hip injury and hernia operation keeping him out of action.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are set to complete deals for Dani Ceballos and William Saliba this week, with head of football Raul Sanllehi flying back from the US tour to get them over the line.The Gunners had previously been linked with Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico but no new names have been mooted, suggesting Unai Emery could be set to stick with his current options of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.With a limited transfer budget, reportedly in the region of £45m, Arsenal could give up on the left-back position and focus their efforts on key transfer target, Wilfried Zaha.MORE: Arsenal can replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he joins Manchester United, says Jens LehmannMORE: Antoine Griezmann names the Arsenal star he wants to join Barcelona and makes Liverpool confessionlast_img

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