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Rodgers: I'm not sure Celtic can afford Tierney

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers remained coy about a potential return for Kieran Tierney at Parkhead, but casted doubts over whether the club can afford the Arsenal defender.

The Scottish international has been linked with a move away from north London after falling behind Oleksandr Zinchenko in the left-back pecking order.

Tierney has been linked with a return to Celtic, where he came through the academy, while Newcastle have also reportedly been interested.

"There have been lots of players linked with here with me coming back," Rodgers said. 

"All I know is Kieran is like myself, we loved our time here.

"When I spoke to him down the road in the Premier League, every time we met up all we talked about was Celtic. He’s a Celtic man but he’s at a fantastic club in Arsenal.

"You can just never say never in football. Who knows what might happen? We wouldn’t be able to buy Kieran for £25-£30million, that’s for sure, or the figures I see banded about.

"I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be able to pay the huge salary he’s on. However, one can never tell."

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