Arsenal preparing £18m to land versatile full-back

Arsenal plan to make an improved offer of around £18 million for Celtic ace Kieran Tierney.

The Bhoys turned down Arsenal’s opening offer of £15 million with Neil Lennon’s team valuing the Scotland international at closer to £30 million.

Unai Emery has been given a modest £45 million budget this summer, and the Spanish manager is wary of spending two-thirds of that on Kieran Tierney when other areas of the squad require investment.

The Premier League giants are willing to offer players in exchange for Kieran Tierney, but the Telegraph claims they will test Celtic’s resolve this week with an improved bid of £18 million for the left-back.

While the Premiership giants may not necessarily accept, the Gunners feel they are getting closer to settling on a fee for Kieran Tierney and are now confident of getting the deal over the line.

The full-back is understood to be keen on a move to Emirates and feels ready to prove himself in the English top-flight.

Liverpool ace Andy Robertson is understood to have spoken to his compatriot about his desire to leave Celtic Park and advised him to move south of the border with Arsenal being desperate to land the youngster.

For the player and the club also it will be a great move as both sides need change: the Scott needs to develop and improve, and the Premier League is the best option for him while Arsenal are in desperate need of solid full-back in the backline.