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Napoli ‘ready to challenge Arsenal in the race for Kieran Tierney’

Italian giants Napoli have reportedly joined the race for to sign Arsenal target Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

Arsenal have heightened their interest in Scotland starlet Tierney after Unai Emery identified the defender as his top left back target.

But now they face competition from Serie A side Napoli, who have made enquiries about the 22-year-old, according to The Sun.

Italian giants Napoli have reportedly joined the race to sign Arsenal target Kieran Tierney

Italian giants Napoli have reportedly joined the race to sign Arsenal target Kieran Tierney

It’s claimed Carlo Ancelotti has been impressed by Tierney and hopes the lure of Champions League football next season will allow Napoli to steal him from under Arsenal’s noses.

Emery, meanwhile, is convinced the 22-year-old can make the jump from the Premiership to the top end of the English Premier League and has told his board that the Scot is the kind of signing who can help drag the club out of its current malaise. 

But with Tierney contracted to Celtic until 2023, Arsenal would have to table a multi-million-pound offer for them to even consider accepting it – with a fee comparable to the £20million Lyon spent on Moussa Dembele.  

It's claimed Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has been impressed by Tierney at Celtic

It’s claimed Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has been impressed by Tierney at Celtic

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7162083/Napoli-ready-challenge-Arsenal-race-Kieran-Tierney.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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