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Arsenal face battle to sign two time Young Player of the Year

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Arsenal will have to battle Manchester United if they want to sign Celtic full back Kieran Tierney this summer, according to the Sun.

After the Gunners signed Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer from Schalke, it looked like any move for the 20 year old would be put on hold but Sun journalist Warren Haughton insists that the London club are still interested in the left back.

He reports that Tierney could be lined up as a replacement for Kieran Gibbs who is poised to leave the Emirates this summer. Scotland’s two time Young Player of the Year could then be used as an alternative option to Kolasinac.

With Arsenal also having Nacho Monreal on the club’s books, it seems unlikely that manager Arsene Wenger would prioritise a move for Tierney this summer. United in contrast have struggled to find a regular left back with Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young and Daley Blind all playing in the role.

If the Gunners do decide to make a bid before the end of August though, they will have to meet Celtic’s asking price which is reportedly £15million.

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