Arsenal are set to return with a third offer for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, after they saw their previous approach rejected amid concerns regarding the proposed payment structure.
The Gunners have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer window thus far and Unai Emery has been held been held back by the restrictive budget which has been put in place following their failure to qualify for the Champions League last season.
Celtic were looking to secure the bulk of that fee up front and, according to a report from the Daily Record, Arsenal are now willing to open up negotiations for a third time as they remain unflinching in their interest.
Emery is said to be confident that Arsenal can secure a deal for Tierney before the transfer window closes on August 8, which could indicate that Arsenal will be willing to match Celtic’s terms in order to secure a deal as soon as possible.
Arsenal have a number of other avenues to explore over the coming weeks and, as revealed by Emery, they are still looking to improve their squad as much as possible.
“Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility,” he recently told Sky Sports.
“We don’t want now to go to the second line of players. We are waiting.
Arsenal also remain in the hunt for the likes of Wilfried Zaha and William Saliba, but there have been no other updates regarding their pursuit of the pair.
Source : 90min