Celtic in strong position over Arsenal target Kieran Tierney, says Neil Lennon
Last Updated: 23/07/19 4:30pm
Neil Lennon says Celtic are in a "strong position" to keep Kieran Tierney at the club after Arsenal had two bids for the player rejected.
Celtic are believed to want a simplified offer with more cash up front, and both clubs are currently at an impasse on any potential deal.
"It's as you were really. I've had no information other than there was two bids that came in from Arsenal that were rejected," Lennon said.
"There has been no further inroads into that really. Our valuation of Kieran wasn't met and it's as simple as that.
"You will see other transfers not going through because valuations haven't been met. It's not a case of Arsenal being disrespectful.
"They put a bid in that they valued the player at. They came back again and obviously see Kieran as a very good player, as we do. But on a long-term contract we're in a very strong position when it comes to Kieran."
However, one deal that looks to be nearing completion is that of Israeli international defender Hatem Abd Elhamed, arriving at Parkhead from Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
A fee has been agreed and the move is now subject to a work permit and personal terms.
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