Napoli have shown an interest in Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will lodge a £22million bid for Kieran Tierney in the next 48 hours, according to reports.
Celtic turned down Arsenal’s opening bid of £15m and value the full-back at £25m.
Unai Emery has identified Tierney as the perfect option to take over from Nacho Monreal at left-back, however, the emergence of Napoli’s interest in the Scotsman has prompted a response from Arsenal.
Arsenal were preparing a £19m offer, but the Daily Record now claim the Gunners believe £22m is the figure Celtic will accept.
Celtic want £25m for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli’s interest has forced Arsenal to accelerate talks, but the Londoners will be boosted by Celtic’s latest signing.
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo has arrived from Rapid Vienna as Tierney’s potential replacement and Arsenal have convinced Monreal to cancel his contract with the club.
Arsenal are ready to bid £22m (Picture: Getty)Tierney is thought to be keen on joining Arsenal and could be Celtic’s record transfer sale if he leaves for more than £19.7m.
Moussa Dembele’s exit last summer to Lyon stands as Celtic’s biggest sale in their club history.
While Unai Emery is thought to have just £45m to spend this summer, there are now conflicting reports about the size of Arsenal’s transfer budget.
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