Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers is actively pushing for a surprising return of Kieran Tierney as uncertainty shrouds the defender’s future at Arsenal.
Speculation had suggested Newcastle United was eyeing Tierney, but they ultimately shifted focus to Chelsea’s rising star, Lewis Hall.
Newcastle has secured a loan deal for Hall, leaving Tierney with one less alternative if he decides to part ways with Emirates Stadium this summer.
Inside sources indicate that Rodgers, who himself recently returned to Celtic, is resolute in securing Tierney’s services before the transfer window closes.
Tierney, a Scotland international with 38 caps, initially emerged from the Celtic system before his €27 million transfer to Arsenal in 2019.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has shown keen interest in acquiring USMNT forward Folarin Balogun from cross-town rivals Arsenal.
Sky Sports reports the move, considering Balogun’s impressive performance during a loan stint at French club Stade Reims, where he stood out as one of the top scorers.
Having switched his international allegiance from England to the USA, Balogun aspires to excel on the global stage.
Yet, back at Arsenal, he faces a competitive environment with players like Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, Leandro Trossard, and Kai Havertz occupying the pecking order for the coveted number nine position.
In another corner of the transfer market, Arsenal-linked Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus has vociferously responded to claims that his ‘challenging’ representatives led to the collapse of a potential transfer to Brighton.
The 23-year-old Ghanaian international appeared poised to move to the Premier League, with Brighton agreeing in principle to a £34.5 million deal.
However, negotiations fell through, and Kudus remains in Amsterdam for now.
Speculation continues to link Arsenal and their North London rivals, Tottenham, as potential destinations for Kudus as the transfer deadline approaches on Friday, September 1 at 11 pm.