Celtic transfer news bulletin as lowball Kieran Tierney valuation 'named' by Arsenal and Caoimhin Kelleher path clears

Kieran Tierney of Scotland
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Celtic's pursuit of Caoimhin Kelleher has been boosted with reports that Liverpool are lining up a replacement for the Irish stopper.

The champions are in the market for a new no.1 goalkeeper this summer following Joe Hart's retirement, and have been linked with a host of names including David De Gea, Daniel Peretz and Koen Casteels. But one man who Hoops fans would certainly love to see between the posts at Parkhead is Reds stopper Kelleher. The 25-year-old played a starring role in Liverpool's Carabao Cup triumph last season but is believed to be keen on securing a move away from Anfield having played second fiddle to Brazilian star Alisson Becker in the last five years.

And according to the Daily Mail, the Merseyside giants are keeping tabs on Burnley keeper James Trafford, who is expected to depart the Turf Moor side following their relegation back to the Championship. The report states that a transfer fee of £20million will be required to land the England U21 international and that fellow Premier League club Newcastle are currently the frontrunners to secure Trafford's signature.

Brendan Rodgers will be looking to strengthen his squad in several key positions this summer, but one man who could be on his way out of the east end of Glasgow is Swedish defender Gustaf Lagerbielke. The 24-year-old made just nine appearances for Celtic in his debut season after arriving from Elfsborg 12 months ago and saw a January loan move to Serie A club Lecce blocked after first choice centre back Cameron Carter-Vickers suffered an injury.

The two-time Sweden cap made just one solitary outing in the closing weeks of the campaign, playing the last four minutes in a 3-1 win against St Johnstone back in March. But Italian outlet Tutto Mercato claim that Lecce - who finished 14th in the top-flight last season - will renew their attempts to land Lagerbielke, with recently relegated Frosinone also lining up a move for the towering defender.

A former Hoops favourite who is likely to be on his way this summer is Arsenal's Kieran Tierney. After falling out of favour under boss Mikel Arteta, The Sunday Post claim that the Gunners are willing to listen to offers of as little as £10million for the Scotland star, less than half of what they paid Celtic for his services five years ago.

Tierney - who will line-up for his country in their huge Euro 2024 opener against Germany on Friday - spent the whole of last season on loan in Spain with Real Sociedad, where he made 26 appearances in all competitions. Record Sport columnist Chris Sutton wrote earlier this week that he can envisage the versatile defender coming back to Parkhead one day but feels that unless a loan deal was on the cards, Tierney is currently outside of the champions price range.