Napoli consider making move for Kieran Tierney with Arsenal poised to lodge new bid Advertisement Tierney has spent his entire career at Celtic (Picture: Getty)Tierney left Celtic’s pre-season camp in Austria to focus on rehabilitation from a double hernia operation he had in May.The Scotsman is open to a move away, but is not interested in forcing his way out of his boyhood club.Tierney, a fully fledged Scotland international, has spent his entire playing career at Celtic and has already made 170 appearances for the Hoops.MORE: Charlie Nicholas approves Arsenal’s £25m transfer move for Celtic star Kieran TierneyMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Napoli have scouted Tierney in recent months (Picture: Getty)While Napoli’s interest is strong, the Serie A giants will have to act quickly to hijack the deal.Celtic are bracing themselves for Arsenal’s latest offer, which is expected to be around £19m.AdvertisementAdvertisementNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of Tierney and would like to bring the left-back to Italy. Coral BarrySunday 30 Jun 2019 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link282Shares Comment Arsenal have had one bid turned down for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli hold an interest in Kieran Tierney and are weighing up whether to make a last-minute move for the Celtic defender, reports say.Arsenal has already seen one transfer bid turned down by Celtic for Tierney and are poised to return with an improved offer.Celtic want around £25million for Tierney and are prepared to accept part of that figure as add-ons.Napoli scouted Tierney extensively last season, sending representatives to see the 22-year-old in action for Celtic.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
Braun: After the ugly showing the UW football team put on last season, it only makes sense to assume it will once again be in the cellar of the Big Ten. I mean, without P.J. Hill and with new faces all over the defense, we could expect an even worse year from the Badgers.Well, call me an optimist, but I’m thinking the exact opposite. With a much easier schedule, another year under the belt for quarterback Dustin Sherer and with running back John Clay being the No. 1 option in the backfield, I expect better things from the football squad this year.Notice how I said “better.”I’m not saying the Badgers will beat Ohio State in Columbus or even come close to the 12-1 mark they put up in 2006, but with a much easier schedule than last season, they should be able to pull out some trouble-free victories over conference opponents, something they couldn’t rely on last season. Also, with head coach Bret Bielema’s seat getting warmer with every loss, you can bet — or at least hope — he won’t make some of the same coaching errors he made last season.Either way, whether the Badgers come out strong or stumble out of the gates, you can at least expect them to perform well at home. If they do that alone, we should be in for a better season than last year.Bleach: Jonah, optimistic is hoping you manage to pass an exam Friday morning after an evening of frivolous debauchery Thursday.Predicting a big year for the Badgers?That’s crossing the line to delusional.In fact, I think I’m being lenient just predicting they repeat last year’s performance, finishing the year 7-6.You helped me out by naming the reasons for me. P.J. Hill leaving, while allowing for Jon Clay to get more carries, doesn’t guarantee success. Last year Hill averaged 5.1 yards per carry and found the end zone 13 times. The running game was the one facet that wasn’t a problem last year, and it’s not like you’re replacing a stiff.Dustin Sherer may have more experience under his belt, but the ruckus people caused in the spring to start redshirt freshman Curt Phillips doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. He is a question mark at best.Finally, you point to the man himself, Bret Bielema. The BMOC (Big Man On Campus) has puzzlingly regressed each year. From year one people wanted to sign him to a Charlie Weiss sized contract (which has worked out real well for the Fighting Irish), in year two fans became a bit more wary of the book of Bielema and last season a debate raged after each loss for how long he should keep his job. In case you forgot, that was six losses in 13 games.The Badgers have question marks all over the field. And like that exam you took Friday morning, the answers are unlikely to appear.