Kieran Tierney (right) has won four league titles with Celtic

Celtic have rejected a second bid, in the region of £25m, from Arsenal for Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney.

The English Premier League club, who previously had an offer of £15m knocked back, had been optimistic a deal could be reached for the 22-year-old.

Arsenal increased that offer, which was comprised of instalments, on Friday for the defender, who is believed to be keen on moving south.

Talks are expected to continue between Celtic and Arsenal this week.

Tierney, who has also been linked with Italian Serie A club Napoli, is currently recovering from a double hernia operation and missed Celtic’s opening Champions League qualifier against Sarajevo.

If the deal goes through, he would become the most expensive player in Scottish football history, with a £25m move usurping the £19.7m Celtic received when striker Moussa Dembele joined Lyon in August 2018.

Tierney, who has been restricted to nine appearances this year, has won four league titles and played in two winning Scottish Cup finals and two triumphant League Cup finals for Celtic.

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