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‘The deal is not happening’: Manager says Arsenal’s pursuit of his player is ‘finished’

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been forthright in stating that Kieran Tierney’s proposed move to Arsenal is not happening.

As per Goal, Lennon said the long-running transfer saga will end with the Scotsman remaining with the Bhoys and he will speak to the defender about the situation.

He said: “The deal, as far as I’m aware, is not happening. We are delighted about that and it’s just a question of appeasing his mind now. As far as I am aware, it is finished.

“That may be difficult for Kieran to get his head around – or he comes back to the fold and gets on with things. I’ll have to speak to him and I’m sure the club will as well.”

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Tierney loves Celtic so it’s difficult to see him causing any problems with Lennon now that he looks all set to remain at Parkhead.

Lennon has moved to put the saga to bed but perhaps he won’t relax until the window closes and no club are able to come in and meet his valuation of the player.

Arsenal’s small budget this summer and insistence on haggling down transfer fees looks to have cost them the player on this occasion.

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