Arsenal will make a second bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney in the “next 48 hours” according to the Sunday Mail.
The Scottish newspaper reports that the Hoops rejected the Gunners’ opening offer of £15m but they are open to selling the fullback.
Arsenal are expected to test the waters again with a £20m bid, but Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell is demanding at least £25m for the defender.
Everton reportedly agreed the same fee for Tierney last summer before pulling out of the deal and signing Lucas Digne instead.
The fullback has recently undergone a double-hernia operation but is expected to be fit for the start of next season
Gunners boss Unai Emery is said to be keen on bringing in a new left-back to replace Nacho Monreal with the Spaniard now reaching the latter stages of his career.
Tierney is seen as an ideal replacement and at 22 years of age has the potential to improve even further.