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Manchester United chasing Celtic star

Celtic could be braced for several bids for defender Kieran Tierney this summer, with a number of Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing the youngster.

Tierney is one of the most highly rated up and coming left-backs in the game, and was recently included on UEFA’s list of the most promising young footballers. He was also voted Celtic’s player of the year last season, and despite his age has made over 100 appearances for the Hoops.

Everton and Arsenal have expressed an interest and have been touted to bid for the 21-year-old in the past, but Manchester United are currently one of the front runners to sign him.

It is thought that United are looking to replace Luke Shaw, and any deal for Brazil international Alex Sandro from Juventus could be too costly, meaning Tierney could be Mourinho’s target.

And reliable Sunday Times reporter Duncan Castles confirmed that United have been keeping tabs on Tierney, telling the Transfer Window podcast: “Celtic know Man United have been scouting Tierney for a long time and their admiration has only grown.”

However, he was unable to say whether this interest will result in a bid being made: “They are not sure that Man United will bid.”

Since making his debut in the 2014/15 season, Tierney has won the SPL title three times, the Scottish Cup twice and the Scottish League Cup.