Third Bid Rejected
Arsenal transfer target Kieran Tierney is set for talks with manager Neil Lennon. The news comes after a third bid from the Gunners for the Scotland international was rejected by Celtic.
But Lennon now believes the prospects of a move for Tierney are slim and that he won’t be leaving Parkhead this summer.
“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,” Lennon said on Wednesday.
Arsenal’s third bid could have seen Celtic pick up as much as £25 million when add-ons and bonuses were taken into consideration.
But Lennon added:
“As far as I am aware, it is finished. I don’t know if Arsenal are going to meet our valuation. So it is basically as you were.
“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. But it may rumble on as well, I don’t know.
“Until the window closes, we can’t relax and I’m sure Kieran can’t either.”