Arsenal closing on £20m deal for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney as Emery wants new boy to join Gunners on pre-season US tour

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ARSENAL are closing on a deal for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to reports.

The Gunners are believed to have submitted a £20million offer for the Scot, which is now being considered by Bhoys chiefs.

Arsenal are reportedly closing on a deal for Celtic ace Kieran Tierney
Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

According to the Sunday Post, Arsenal want to include add-ons in the deal that would take the total cost of their package beyond Celtic’s £25m asking price.

Those extra payments would depend on certain performance-related targets such as Tierney’s appearances or the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League.

Unai Emery would also consider sending Carl Jenkinson to Glasgow in order to push the deal over the line.

The left-back is now reported to have left Celtic’s pre-season camp in Austria and returned to the UK yesterday.

And SunSport understand that Arsenal are determined to have their new boy in squad for their pre-season tour in the US.

He has made 170 appearances for the Bhoys, winning eight trophies while also earning 12 Scotland caps.

Should the deal go through, Tierney, 22, is set to become the most expensive Scottish player in football history.


His Arsenal switch would top Oliver Burke’s £15m move to RB Lepizig from West Brom in 2017.

Tierney is still recovering from his hernia surgery, although joined Celtic in their pre-season preparations.

But he is expected to be fit in time for the start of the next Premier League season.

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