Transfer Talk: Celtic playing hardball with Arsenal in Tierney deal

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TOP STORY: Tierney to pricey for Arsenal's tastes?

Kieran Tierney's rumoured move to Arsenal may be dead and buried, as reaching an agreement between The Gunners and Celtic has become problematic, The Telegraph reports.

The left-back has been a target for Unai Emery's side for weeks, with the club having made two offers for him, the second one in the region of £25 million. However, Celtic were reportedly unhappy that Arsenal couldn't pay more of the fee up front.

Now, it looks as though Arsenal may be turning their attention elsewhere. They have already signed Saint Etienne defender William Saliba, but he has been loaned back to the French club until next season, so it remains an area that needs strengthening this summer.

Lookman nears Leipzig signing

Everton winger Ademola Lookman is close to completing a move to RB Leipzig, with just a medical left to carry out, Sky Sports reports.

The German side are understood to be paying £22.5m to Everton, structured as an initial fee of £16m plus add-ons.

The move will be something of a fortuitous homecoming for Lookman who, since returning to Goodison Park following a season-long loan spell at Leipzig in 2017-18, has started Premier League matches on just three occasions for Marco Silva's side.

Leipzig have been busy, recently snapping up Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan deal as well.

Spurs target two signings this week

It's set to be a hectic few days at the new White Hart Lane, where Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to welcome both Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon to the club, according to The Mirror.

Midfielder Le Celso, currently on the books at Real Betis, would set Spurs back between £54m and £60m, while Fulham's Sessegnon would cost £20m, taking the club's summer spending well beyond £100m, thanks to the £73m signing of Tanguy Ndombele.

Betis want no less than £68m for Lo Celso, who has a release clause of £88m, but his willingness to join Mauricio Pochettino's side could be a factor in lowering his valuation.


- Christian Eriksen, previously rumoured to be a target for Atletico Madrid, looks to be staying at Tottenham Hotspur for now, as the Spanish side explore alternative options, Marca reports. Madrid are now more interested in James Rodriguez, who would be much more affordable at around £35m, compared to Eriksen's value of £60m.

- Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas isn't impressed with Manchester United's attempt to sign Bruno Fernandes for £49m, RTP reports. "What I know, a lot has been spoken of values, coming to the press, €55m, €62m... for that he doesn't leave, for sure," Varandas said.