Celtic boss Neil Lennon predicts Arsenal will make last-ditch bid for Kieran Tierney

first_imgForrest is hoping Tierney will stay at Celtic (Picture: Getty)Celtic winger James Forrest insists Kieran Tierney is ‘coping well’ and ‘working hard’ to get himself back to full fitness amid speculation linking his team-mate with Arsenal.‘Ask anyone in our dressing room, we all want KT to still be here,’ Forrest said.‘He’s been a great player for us and everyone is hoping that come Friday he is still here.‘We want him to get back playing for us. He came with us for pre- season and we still see him at training every day.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But considering how long the talk about Arsenal has gone on, I think he’s handled it really well. KT is still only 22, so he’s coped well.‘Every day there seems to be something new in the story.‘But he’s just keeping himself to himself and working hard. That’s credit to him.’MORE: Romelu Lukaku unhappy with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Paul Pogba handling and Mason Greenwood claims Arsenal identified Tierney as their top left-back target at the start of the summer (Picture: Getty)Tierney is yet to return to pre-season training after undergoing a double hernia operation, but Lennon is confident the Scot will be back playing again before the end of the month.‘He’ll be fit in a week or two. He still has some abductor pain, but I think the pubic problem is starting to settle and he’s over the double hernia,’ he said.‘I know there is talk of him being out for another eight weeks, but that’s nonsense. I don’t know where that’s come from.‘He’s missed the whole of pre-season, but I’d say he’s more or less a week away from getting back integrated to the training.‘Add another week or ten days on top of that before he’s ready to play.’ Celtic boss Neil Lennon predicts Arsenal will make last-ditch bid for Kieran Tierney Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 9:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link902Shares Commentcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal are likely to make another bid for Kieran Tierney, claims Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Picture: Getty)Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits he would be ‘surprised’ if Arsenal don’t make another bid to sign Kieran Tierney before Thursday’s transfer deadline.Unai Emery made Tierney his priority left-back target at the start of the summer, but the Gunners were unsuccessful with their two opening offers for the 22-year-old Celtic left-back.Last month, there were reports that Arsenal were confident of agreeing deal for Tierney after restructuring an offer of £25million for the Scotland international.However, the north London club appear to have stalled in their talks for Tierney, which has come as a shock to Lennon with just hours remaining of the transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Celtic manager, though, believes Arsenal are likely to make last-ditch attempt at signing the full-back.‘We were talking about it on the plane over here as it’s all gone a bit quiet, which is surprising for me,’ Lennon said ahead of Celtic’s Champions League clash with Cluj.‘I know these deals can get done at a minute to twelve.‘I’d be surprised if there wasn’t another offer for Kieran, but delighted.’last_img

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