Monreal replacement: Arsenal return to sign 22-year old sensational star Kieran Tierney

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Arsenal are interested in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney this summer, but they are not the only major European side hoping to tempt him away from Glasgow.

The 22-year-old is in demand, with Ligue 1 side Lyon also interested in his services as they need a replacement for outgoing Ferland Mendy over the transfer window, according to reports in France.

Mendy has agreed a switch to Real Madrid and Lyon are eyeing up Tierney to fill his boots at the Groupama Stadium.

The Gunners are keeping an eye on the situation and could still be in pole position to snap up the Scot as Lyon are also interested in Everton’s Lucas Digne and Lille’s Youssouf Kone.

Tierney was restricted to just 19 league appearances last season as he struggled with a number of injuries, most notably a hip problem which kept him out for over two months from December to February.

He also had a double hernia operation at the end of May, which he had been putting off in a bid to be fit for the Scottish Cup final, which he didn’t make.

It was also reported by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo that Barcelona were considering a move for the Scotland international, but the huge asking price has put them off.

Celtic reportedly want around £26m for one of their star players and Barca are not willing to meet those demands.

The same Spanish report also links the full-back with Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, who have shown interest in the defender, born on the Isle of Man.

Former Celtic player Stylian Petrov told the Daily Record that he expects bids to come in for the talented defender:

‘I don’t know if it will be this summer or next but I do think at some point Celtic ’s resolve will be tested.

‘And if a huge offer comes in the reality is you have to take it. It will take big money to get him. I don’t know how much but it will be no problem for a Man United or whatever.’

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