Celtic boss Neil Lennon says Arsenal are yet to lodge a third offer for Kieran Tierney but he wouldn’t be surprised if another was forthcoming before the transfer window shuts for Premier League clubs on Thursday.
Unai Emery admitted earlier in the week that he wants defensive reinforcements even though he’s still hopeful of retaining wantaway captain Laurent Koscielny.
On the eve of Celtic’s first game of the new season against St Johnstone, Lennon was asked about Arsenal’s interest and the potential for another approach.
“Normally these things tend to happen again,” he said.
“I imagine there will be offers coming in. For certain individual players, the asking price hasn’t been met and the clubs know what the asking price is. So until that valuation is met then thankfully we don’t have a decision to make.
“If we’re talking about Arsenal, they have five or six days to come back in with a revised offer.
“The closer it comes to the end of the window and then something crops up, we are prepared for that aspect of it, but it’s not welcome.”
Tierney remains sidelined by a long-standing osteitis pubis problem and will miss the start of the season, whichever club he’s contracted to.