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Leicester plot £25m Kieran Tierney bid and Arsenal happy to make money back

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a reunion with Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney if Ben Chilwell departs the King Power at the end of the season.

Rodgers managed Tierney for two-and-a-half seasons at Celtic, with the duo lifting back-to-back Scottish Premierships, Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

Now, according to a report from 90min.com, Rodgers is preparing a bid for the 22-year-old if current first-choice left-back Chilwell gets a big money move away.

Chilwell has been heavily linked with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, with City close to signing the England international in the summer before opting for a cheaper alternative in Angelino.

City are said to maintain an interest in the 23-year-old given Benjamin Mendy’s injury woes but their recent two season ban from the Champions League could be a potential deal breaker.

Chelsea are also in the market for a left-back and could be willing to fork out as much as £100m for Chilwell.

Leicester have shown in the past that they are willing to sell their best players for big money and have been able to bring in quality replacements for a fraction of the price.


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The fact that Tierney’s unfortunate injury problems have stunted his Arsenal career to date mean the Gunners are said to be willing to accept an offer worth £25m for the Scottish international which would allow them to recoup their money.

Speaking about Tierney back in November in an interview with the Daily Record, Rodgers was effusive in his praise for the defender, saying: “Kieran was absolutely brilliant for me during my time at Celtic – a great boy who was just so committed to playing for Celtic.

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“He gave everything in training and did it with a real winning mentality. Every time he played for Celtic he poured absolutely everything into the shirt.

“But not too dissimilar to myself, he felt that the next professional challenge lay elsewhere.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/leicester-plot-25m-kieran-tierney-21502554

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