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Arsenal in Tierney transfer boost

Arsenal have received a major boost in their pursuit of Celtic left-sided defender Kieran Tierney after the player’s agent admitted that his client would like to move to North London. The Gunners have been chasing the Scottish defender for over six months and now look set to capture the player on a five-year contract in July.

Arsenal have reportedly made an offer of £15 million for the defender, which is some way off of Celtic’s £20 million valuation. It is understood Arsenal will be able to reach a fee with the Scottish champions within a week to ensure the player moves to the Premier League.

Arsenal look set to beat Napoli to the signature of the defender, after the player’s agent admitted that talks were already agreed with the Gunners: “It is all down to Celtic – if they get a price that they believe is the correct value for Kieran Tierney he could possibly be on his way.

“He is such an unassuming young man. He is wealthy at the moment but he doesn’t possess a watch because he isn’t into material things like this.”

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