Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are plotting a move for Middlesbrough defender Paddy McNair according to the latest reports coming out of the Scottish media.
Paddy McNair is also attracting the interest of newly promoted Premier League club Sheffield United.
According to the specific report from Football Scotland, Celtic have turned their attention to Paddy McNair after their move for Motherwell star David Turnbull.
A knee problem was detected during the medical for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull and that led to the collapse of his transfer to Celtic.
The Scottish giants want to sign Paddy McNair who can play either as a midfielder or as a defender.
The 24-year-old made 23 appearances for Middlesbrough during the English Championship last season as the Midlands club missed out narrowly on the playoffs.
Middlesbrough missed out on the Championship playoffs and that led to the exit of manager Tony Pulis whose contract expired this summer.
Paddy McNair came through the ranks at Manchester United before joining Sunderland whom he scored seven goals in 28 appearances for on the back of his move from the Red Devils.
He has 29 caps for the Northern Ireland in addition to the fact that there are three years left on the four-year deal he signed last summer when the Irish player became a Middlesbrough player.
Arsenal To Make New Offer For Outstanding Defender
Premier League giants Arsenal will make a new offer for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney in the coming days according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom (UK).
Arsenal have been in negotiations with Scottish champions Celtic for the better part of this summer and a breakthrough could be in sight for the Gunners.
Sky Sports revealed that Arsenal will make a new offer for the aforementioned player and that club officials are confident that they will sign the Scottish international rated at £25m by his club.
Arsenal have already made a bid matching that fee but payment structure has been the stumbling block to an agreement between them and Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.
They had earlier made two separate bids before the last matching offer of £25m.
Kieran Tierney came through the ranks at Celtic before making his debut four years ago.
The 22-year-old has been a key player for Celtic since he broke into the first team at the club.
Kieran Tierney is just working his way back to full fitness after undergoing hip surgery at the end of last season.
The Scottish international is back in training as confirmed by the Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
Arsenal Reach Agreement For Highly Rated Left-back
Premier League giants Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners have been in negotiations with Celtic for the player for the better part of this summer.
According to media portal AgentScotland, Arsenal have finally made a breakthrough in their quest to sign the Scottish international player.
It was revealed that the Gunners have reached a deal worth £25m for the aforementioned Tierney.
Arsenal will pay £20m upfront plus £5m in guaranteed installments.
The Premier League club will also pay £1m if Arsenal qualify for the Champions League during his five-year stay in North London.
Scottish champions Celtic will also be entitled to 15% sell-on clause.
Celtic defender Kieran Tierney would be the fifth summer signing for Arsenal if the Gunners are able to get the deal over the line.
Kieran Tierney has been with the Celtic first team for the last four years since he broke into the starting XI.
Arsenal had earlier made the first bid of £15m for him.
Celtic turned down that opening bid before the Gunners returned with a second bid of £18m.
Their penultimate offer for the player matched the £25m asking price from Celtic but the Scottish champions wanted more money upfront.
Arsenal had offered £18m upfront plus £7m in installments for the third offer before a fourth and final offer was accepted by Celtic as mentioned earlier.
Arsenal ‘Couple Of Millions’ Away From Defender Agreement
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has revealed that Premier League giants Arsenal are only a couple of millions away from reaching an agreement with Scottish Premiership giants Celtic for defender Kieran Tierney.
According to him, the Gunners are closer to meeting the financial demands from Celtic for the aforementioned Tierney.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants to sign a new left-back this summer and Kieran Tierney has emerged as a top transfer target for the Gunners in that position.
Celtic demanded £25m from Arsenal for Kieran Tierney and it was met by the Gunners but the Scottish champions want a better payment plan.
The Scottish Premiership club wants a better upfront payment having offered £18m in their last offer as well as £7m in add-ons thus making it a total of £25m.
Kieran Tierney came through the Celtic Academy before making his debut for the first team.
The 22-year-old has spent four years in the first team at Celtic.
Kieran Tierney was a key part of the Celtic squad that won all the major trophies domestically in the last three years.
Celtic have won the treble in each of the last three seasons.
Kieran Tierney wants to speak with Arsenal immediately they agree a deal with Celtic according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
Arsenal To Make Third Bid For Kieran Tierney
Arsenal will reportedly make a third bid for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney in the coming days.
This is according to the publication from Daily Record which revealed that the Gunners are preparing a third bid for the Scottish international left-back.
It was revealed that Arsenal will make another £25m for the player with better payment arrangement.
Arsenal had earlier made a second bid of £25m which included £7m in add-ons.
Celtic swiftly turned down that second bid which had just £18m in upfront payment.
Arsenal will offer more in upfront payment from the £25m to meet the financial demand from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.
The Gunners have identified Kieran Tierney as their major transfer target in their quest to sign a new left-back this summer.
They had earlier made a first bid of just £15m for the player.
Arsenal left-backs Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Mineral were unable to meet up with what was demanded by club manager Unai Emery in that position hence the need to sign a new player for that position.
Kieran Tierney, 22, has been recovering from hernia and hip problems but he’s expected to be fit by next month.
He wants the move to Arsenal but the Scottish player won’t force the transfer.
Why Celtic Rejected £25m Arsenal Bid For Kieran Tierney
Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has revealed the reason behind the latest failed bid from Arsenal for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.
According to him, Arsenal recently failed with a £25m bid for the player despite the fact that it matched the asking price from Scottish champions Celtic.
The Sky Sports media personnel said that Celtic were unhappy with the add-ons accompanied with the deal.
Earlier reports had said that the North London giants made an initial bid of £18m plus £7m in add-ons thus totaling £25m.
Arsenal were denied with the latest bid as Celtic were not convinced by the condition attached to the add-ons which are centered on qualification for Champions League.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has identified the left-back position as the area to be strengthened ahead of the new season and Kieran Tierney is his top transfer target for the position.
The Scottish international player is presently out of action with a hernia injury but Unai Emery is still bent on signing him for Arsenal this summer.
The Gunners had earlier made two separate bids of £15m and £18m until the latest bid made earlier this month.
Arsenal have signed just one player this season after young Brazilian attacker Gabriel Martinelli was officially announced as a Gunner in the penultimate week.
Celtic Boss Provides Update On Arsenal Target
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has provided an update on defender Kieran Tierney amidst the intense transfer rumours linking him with a move to other European clubs like Napoli and Arsenal.
Neil Lennon spoke about Kieran Tierney during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo.
According to him, there has been no development on Kieran Tierney after the club turned down a £15m bid for their player.
The Gunners have made Tierney their top transfer target as they try to strengthen the first team in the left-back area.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is determined to sign a new left-back this summer ahead of the new season and Kieran Tierney is the main target.
The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Celtic before making his debut for the first team.
He’s open to the idea of leaving the club for England this summer.
Celtic are holding out for £25m for him which is a far cry from the aforementioned £15m bid from Arsenal.
Apart from left-back, Kieran Tierney can also play as a centre back and as a right-back.
The Scottish international player has been a key member of the Celtic squad for the better part of the last five years.
Chris Sutton: Arsenal Target Must Leave For A Respectable Price
Celtic legend Chris Sutton has called on his former club to sell star defender Kieran Tierney at a respectable price amidst the transfer rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal.
Chris Sutton talked about Kieran Tierney, Celtic and Arsenal in a chat with the Daily Record.
According to him, Celtic must not repeat the mistake made when Virgil Van Dijk left the club for Southampton a few years ago.
Chris Sutton said that Van Dijk should have been sold for more money than the £12m they received from Premier League club Southampton for the Dutch international centre back.
Southampton went on to make an astronomical profit on Van Dijk after they sold him to Champions League holders Liverpool for a world-record fee of £75m.
Virgil Van Dijk is the most expensive defender in world football as a result of that transfer from Southampton to Liverpool.
On Kieran Tierney, Chris Sutton revealed that Arsenal want to sign the Scottish national team left-back for £20m and that the Gunners should pay more for him.
He cited new Manchester United signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has moved to Manchester United for £50m as he said that Arsenal and Celtic must meet at the midpoint (£35m) between the Gunners’ valuation and the standard valuation as demonstrated by the Wan-Bissaka move to Manchester United.
Arsenal Close In On £25m Deal For Kieran Tierney
Europa League finalists Arsenal are close to making their first signing of the summer with the imminent transfer of Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.
According to the Sunday Post, the Gunners are close to making Tierney their first signing this summer after they met the £25m asking price from his club Celtic.
It was revealed that Arsenal made a £25m bid including a £5m bid in add-ons.
Arsenal had earlier been turned down by Celtic on several occasions before the new development.
The aforementioned publication also said that the player has left the preseason camp of Celtic in Austria for the United Kingdom.
Arsenal are in need of a left-back ahead of the new season and they have made Kieran Tierney their top target for the position.
The Scottish national team player is a key member of the Celtic team and a potential transfer to Arsenal will make it a club-record exit at the club.
How transfer will exceed the £19m paid by French Ligue 1 giants Lyon for Moussa Dembele.
French striker Dembele signed for Lyon from Celtic last summer.
Arsenal have two left-backs namely Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac have not been able to convince club manager Unai Emery about their efficiency in that position and that has led to the chase for a new left-back this summer.