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Lyon Eye Celtic Defender To Replace £44m Star Bound For Real Madrid

Kieran Tierney & Scott Brown

Lyon are weighing up a move for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, according to reports in the French media.

The Ligue One club are looking for a replacement for fullback Ferland Mendy who is on the verge of leaving for Real Madrid.

Lyon won’t be short of cash either with Real paying €50m (£44m) for the defender so Tierney would indeed be in reach for them if they make him their number one target.

Arsenal are also believed to be on the lookout for a new left-back this summer and are said to be vying with Lyon for the Scottish international.

However, the Gunners do not have a sizeable transfer budget after failing to qualify for the Champions League, which would leave Lyon as firm favourites.

Still, even if the French side did make a bid for Tierney, it is questionable whether the 22-year-old would want to leave his boyhood club.

He signed a five-year contract back in 2017, and with the player due to undergo groin surgery, it would hardly be a good time to leave Celtic Park.