Arsenal are ready to increase their offer for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney amid interest from Napoli, according to reports.
BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein revealed on Tuesday that Napoli are ‘edging ahead’ in the race to sign Tierney from Celtic.
It was claimed that Arsenal were preparing to increase their offer for the left-back to around £20m in an attempt to persuade Celtic to do business.
But the Scots could yet field interest from Napoli to try and drive the price up.
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And now the Daily Record claims that Arsenal ‘will launch their second bid’ as they see Tierney ‘as the long-term successor’ to Nacho Monreal.
‘Napoli’s growing interest have forced the English big guns back to the table’ and a ‘fresh bid is expected within 48 hours’ from the Gunners.
The report hints that the offer will be around £22m after their opening bid of £15m was rejected by the Parkhead club.
That is unlikely to be enough, though, as the Celtic hierarchy ‘won’t budge on their £25m valuation’ of Tierney.