Arsenal make improved bid for Celtic's Kieran Tierney
Arsenal have made an improved bid of £25 million for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners are believed to have had an initial bid of £15 million rejected, then they had a second offer of £17.5 million (which includes a possible £7.5m in performance-related payments) knocked back and now they have made a £25 million bid to try and pry Tierney away from Celtic Park.
Arsenal have made £25m bid for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney. If their transfer budget this summer is really £45m, that would leave £20m to buy Wilfried Zaha
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 14, 2019
Tierney has been one of the club's best players over the last few seasons but Hoops manager Neil Lennon told Sky Sports recently that every player has their price.
"It can be a little bit unsettling. A lot of us have been in that position before. Every player has his price.
"If any team wants to match that then we have a decision to make but until then there's nothing further to say on it really."
Tierney had surgery after the end of Celtic's season but he admitted in May that he was in constant pain towards the end of the campaign.
“There’s pretty much pain all the time,” he added.
“It’s sore when I wake up, sore moving about.
“People say it gets a bit better once you’ve warmed up but I’ve yet to feel that way. It’s been absolute agony. But I know what I’ve got, I know there’s not much I can do until I get my op.