Arsenal pushing to complete transfer for £30m-rated defender next week

Arsenal are desperate for a new defender to replace Nacho Monreal, who is fast approaching retirement and Sead Kolasinac, who has refused to improve in his defensive prowess.

The Gunners have been linked with different defenders but Scotland international, Kieran Tierney seems to been the main priority for this summer.

Arsenal have submitted two transfer bids to Celtic for the 22-year-old this summer.

The Scottish club rejected the first bid, which was worth £15 million, while the second bid worth £25 million was disapproved because Arsenal failed to make a befitting upfront payment.

Reports from Scotland reveals Celtic want a transfer deal that comes with full payment.

Daily Express, however, reports that the Gunners are now pushing for a third bid which they plan to submit next week. The bid is expected to worth £30 million for the young defender.

Arsenal hope to complete the deal next week before the transfer window closes.

The same report, however, suggests that Tierney is happy at Celtic, this means Arsenal will have to convince the Scottish club before they can sign the 22-year-old.

Arsenal’s defence did a poor job last season and it would best for Unai Emery to sign quality defenders to the squad against next season.

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