Manchester United line up move for former Chelsea and Arsenal target Kieran Tierney

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Kieran Tierney of Celtic shows appreciation to the fans after the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and RSC Anderlecht at Celtic Park on December 5, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Celtic and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his options during the January transfer window, reports say.

Tierney has become a key player for Scottish champions Celtic since breaking into the first-team in 2014, playing 110 games for the club in all competitions.

The 20-year-old was strongly linked with Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal last summer and looks set to be the subject of yet more speculation this month.

Mourinho is keen to sign another left back in January and Tierney has been placed on the shortlist of potential targets, according to the Daily Record.

United, who are currently second in the English top-flight – 15 points behind rivals Manchester City – are also expressing interest in Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon.

Jose Mourinho
during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on December 30, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Mourinho is said to have been impressed by Scotland ace Tierney and England youth team star Sessegnon and views both as cheaper options to his preferred target, Juventus’ Alex Sandro.

Despite his young age, Tierney can already boast to have won two Scottish Premiership titles and played an integral part in Celtic’s Champions League campaigns over the past two years.

The two-time PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year has also become a regular for Scotland since making his international debut in 2016.

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