Neil Lennon says that Celtic have not received another bid for Kieran Tierney, but he wouldn’t rule out an offer being made before the English transfer window shuts tomorrow evening.
The Hoops have rejected two bids from Arsenal for the 22-year-old, and when asked whether there had been any further movement, Lennon revealed that things had gone silent:
“It’s all gone a bit quiet at the minute – which is surprising for me. It may or may not happen now. I know these deals can get done at a minute to 12 – it could get done in the afternoon or later in the evening.”
“I’d be surprised if there wasn’t another offer for Kieran, but delighted too. It’s just quiet at the minute with no new information on it, as far as I’m aware.”
Celtic supporters will be hoping that the Gunners have decided to turn their attentions away to other targets. They have until 5pm tomorrow to complete a deal for Tierney before the window closes.
If he does stay at Parkhead, the fullback is likely to be back playing before the end of the month. The defender has suffered complications following a double hernia operation earlier this summer.
However, he is now closing in on a return to full training with Lennon saying he could be back on the pitch in the next seven to ten days.