Neil Lennon Confirms Talks Over New Deal for Celtic Midfielder

Lennon reveals reason for Tierney's pre-season absence

Lennon reveals reason for Tierney's pre-season absence

But Unai Emery is keen to secure the services of the Scotland worldwide with a new left-back one of his top priorities.

According to The Sun, Celtic insiders believe that a Tierney exit is now "inevitable" with the 22-year-old keen on a move to the Premier League.

James is one of the first names in the team sheet for Lennon and with comments like this we don't see that changing any time soon.

The left-back, also linked with Napoli, is recovering from a double hernia operation after being restricted to nine appearances in 2019.

But Lennon is hoping he is still a Celtic player, and a fully fit one, when the league season kicks off.

"In terms of the double hernia, that's all sorted now".

Arsenal have returned with a second offer worth up to £25million for Celtic's Kieran Tierney.

Should they accept the £25m offer it already be biggest sale in the history of Scottish football.

The current record is the £19.7m that Lyon paid the Hoops for Moussa Dembele last summer.

All eyes will be on whether Celtic deem the bid acceptable and then allow Tierney to speak to Arsenal.

Unai Emery's men are wrestling with a tight transfer budget this summer.

Celtic have already signed another left-back, with Neil Lennon setting about reinforcing his squad ahead of the new season.