Kieran Tierney Set for Arsenal Medical as David Luiz Chase Heats Up Ahead of Deadline Day

​Kieran Tierney is travelling to Arsenal to have his medical ahead of a £25m move from Celtic, while Chelsea defender David Luiz looks set to follow suit in a shock move ahead of the transfer deadline at 5pm on Thursday.

Unai Emery has been on the hunt for defensive reinforcements this summer, with left back and central defence a position of real importance to the Gunners boss, with the Spaniard having his eye on Tierney in particular throughout the window.

​Arsenal have already seen two bids knocked back by the Scottish champions for the full back, with the Hoops unhappy with the structuring of the deal. Holding out for £25m, the Premier League side had met those demands but not in a manner that satisfied Celtic. 

Offers have been made that equate to that amount, but a big chunk of that fee was proposed add-ons and instalments, with Neil Lennon’s side looking for majority of the £25m up front.

A third bid has now finally been accepted, as per the ​Sc​ottish Sun, with Tierney seen getting on a flight to London to complete his medical ahead of a £25m move.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ ​Dharmesh Sheth told Sky Sports News that 32-year-old Luiz is set to join him ahead of the 5pm deadline on Thursday to finally land Emery some much-needed bodies in central defence.

They have already sealed a £27m move for Saliba – although the French youngster was immediately loaned back to former side Saint-Etienne for the coming season – but the out of the blue move for the ​Chelsea defender has caught many by surprise ahead of deadline day.

News emerged on Wednesday that Luiz was ​pushing for a move to north London, after Arsenal expressed interest in signing the centre half, as confirmed by ​David Ornstein, who played under Emery during his Paris Saint-Germain days. 


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