Arsenal have reportedly ended their long-term pursuit of left-back Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners made three bids to Celtic for the highly-rated youngster, however, a deal couldn’t be agreed, with Arsenal unwilling to match the Hoops’ demands.
Celtic reportedly wanted the majority of a fee upfront, while the Gunners were holding out to pay in instalments.
The 22-year-old, who is valued at £25 million, now looks set to remain at Celtic Park, with Serie A side Napoli also withdrawing their interest in the defender.
Unai Emery is hoping to bring in three or four big summer signings, with deals for William Saliba and Dani Ceballos thought to be close.
However, the Spaniard looks set to delve back into the market for a new left-back, with the transfer window set to shut on August 8.
So following the latest news, we’ve decided to take a look at 10 left-backs who could be on Emery’s radar over the coming weeks.
Tottenham are thought to be keen on signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, so the Gunners may well decide to battle their rivals once again for another potential summer signing.
Real Madrid’s Marcelo has been briefly linked with a move to the Emirates this summer and could bee another the Gunners look at in the coming weeks.
Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo excelled last season and is attracting interest from both Liverpool and Barcelona. The youngster could be tempted to move to London for regular game time with Arsenal.
Jose Luis Gaya
Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya has been one of the most consistent left-backs in Europe over recent years. The 24-year-old would be an excellent addition if the Gunners can get a deal over the line.
An ambitious move would be one for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. The Austrian has been with the German giants for 10 years and could come at a hefty price should the Gunners wish to pursue a move for the 27-year-old.
Patrick van Aanholt
Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt would bring plenty of pace and Premier League experience to the Emirates should the Gunners target the Dutchman.
Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic would provide Unai Emery with plenty of versatility. The Serbia international can play as a left-back, wing-back or winger, impressing in the Bundesliga last season with some consistent displays.
Napoli were looking to sell Mario Rui to fund a move for Kieran Tierney, so Arsenal could enquire to the Serie A side regarding the Portugal international’s availability.
Hasan Ali Kaldirim
Fenerbahce’s Hasan Ali Kaldirim has been linked with a move to West Ham this summer. The 29-year-old has plied his trade in Turkey for the majority of his career and could be keen on a move to England with the Gunners.
Attacking French left-back Jerome Roussillon excelled in his first season with Wolfsburg last season and could be another the Gunners take a look at ahead of the new season.
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