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Arsenal target Tierney billed as better than Van Dijk by former Celtic boss

Kieran Tierney has been billed as better than Virgil van Dijk by former Celtic boss Ronny Deila, with Arsenal told they would be getting a “really, really good” player if a deal can be done.

The Gunners have indentified the Scotland international left-back as a top target for the summer transfer window.

It has been confirmed to Goal that an offer from Emirates Stadium for the 22-year-old defender worth £25 million ($31m) has been knocked back by Celtic.

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Deila can understand why the Scottish champions are eager to hold out for the best possible deal, with Tierney a player that boasts greater potential than a former Hoops star currently starring for Liverpool on the back of a record-breaking £75m ($93m) transfer.