The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football as Arsenal step up the chase for Kieran Tierney. 

Celtic reject second bid for Kieran Tierney

Celtic have rejected a second bid, in the region of £25m, from Arsenal for Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney. It is understood that the London club returned to Celtic this weekend with an improved offer for the 22-year-old writing in The Herald, Alison McConnel exclusively revealed that reports that they had tabled a deal in line with the Parkhead side’s £25m pricetag on Tierney are believed to be wide of the mark. It is thought the Arsenal offer comprised of instalments. (The Herald) 

READ MORE: Kieran Tierney is not close to leaving Celtic as Arsenal are still way short of £25m asking price 

Ryan Kent stars in Liverpool friendly 

Ryan Kent impressed during a pre-season friendly with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the youngster "starred" for the Anfield club in the match against Bradford. The winger set up one goal and won a penalty for his side ina  3-1 victory for the Anfield club. (Liverpool Echo)

Rangers have spent money well on Helander says Gerrard

Steven Gerrard is confident Swedish stopper Filip Helander will justify his price tag after completing his move to Rangers from Bologna. The defender has put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at Ibrox on Saturday. (The Herald) 

Ojo sold on Aberdeen by McInnes 

Belgian winger Funso Ojo says he joined Aberdeen instead of Hibernian for £125,000 from Scunthorpe United after Derek McInnes made it clear how badly he wanted the player at his club. Ojo said that the Dons manager offered to come and collect him in the middle of the night while he was in Edinburgh.  (The Sun

READ MORE: Steven Gerrard confident £3million deal for Filip Helander will be money well spent for Rangers

Griffiths return priceless says Christie

Ryan Christie believes the return of Leigh Griffiths will be priceless for Celtic telling The Sun, "Towards the end of last season we did well to try and fill Leigh’s void. 

“But to have someone like him who can create a goal out of nothing is priceless. Since Leigh came back in pre-season he’s been brilliant.

“He’s worked as hard as anyone trying to get himself fit again so fair play to him. (Evening Times

Ross County keeper could be sent back to Chelsea

Nathan Baxter's time at Ross County could be over already after the on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper picked up a shoulder injury that looks set to keep him out of action for a while.

The 20-year-old moved to Dingwall last month and was expected to vie for the number-one spot with fellow newcomer Ross Laidlaw.

But County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell revealed after his side's 4-1 win over Montrose in the Betfred Cup that Baxter had returned to Chelsea for treatment.

"The severity of the injury looks like it could keep him out for a period of time, so that's something that we need to see how we are going to move forward with," Kettlewell said. (Various) 

Motherwell on the up says Stephen Robinson 

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson thinks his side's 3-0 Betfred Cup win over Queen of the South highlighted the strength of his squad.

A Liam Donnelly penalty and two stunning strikes from substitutes Sherwin Seedorf and Jermaine Hylton gave the Premiership side the perfect start to the campaign.
Robinson praised his side and said his scoring substitutes showed there will be a battle for starting slots this year.

He said: "Liam was excellent in midfield and controlled the game and the two wide boys in Sherwin and Jermaine were class at times as Queens tired.

"It's good that we have them to bring on and there's competition for places." (Various)