CELTIC have knocked back Arsenal’s £25million bid for Kieran Tierney.

The Parkhead chiefs are not satisfied with the structure of the offer that will consist of a large initial deposit and the total figure made up with add-ons, as CQN highlighted yesterday.

London boss Unai Emery was confident of securing the Scotland international left-back on this occasion after an initial derisory £15million move over a month ago was immediately dismissed by the Hoops.

The London club, though, want to continue discussions with the eight-in-a-row champions in their pursuit of the 22-year-old defender.

Talks are expected to continue between between the clubs this week, but supremo Peter Lawwell has made it clear to the Emirates outfit Celtic will not part with the sought-after player until they are completely satisfied with the terms of the offer.

Tierney, who has also been linked with Italian club Napoli, is currently recovering from a pelvic problem following a double hernia operation and missed the 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo in the opening Champions League qualifier in Bosnia last week.

The fans’ favourite has been restricted to only nine appearances this year.


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