Fulham should reignite their interest in Bryan as Celtic look to hold firm on Tierney

Celtic are set to dismiss Fulham’s £25m interest in left-back Kieran Tierney, as they refuse to sell any more players before the end of the transfer window, according to the Herald.

What’s the story, then?

The report claims that the Scottish champions will hold firm and maintain the stance that has allowed them to keep Scottish international Tierney all summer and fend off interest from Craven Cottage.

They reportedly do not wish to sanction any departures ahead of the defence of their title this season and Everton are named as one potential suitor for the full-back who have already been seen off this summer.

Fulham were linked with Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan back in June and last week, it was reported that he is the subject of a £6m chase involving clubs at home and abroad.

Bryan is a cheaper, more realistic left-back target

Following the departure of Scott Malone last summer, Ryan Sessegnon moved forward into the left-wing role he thrived in during the promotion campaign but the end of Matt Targett’s loan spell has created a conundrum for Slavisa Jokanovic.

Reports claim that the Serbian is willing to pay £8m for the Southampton man, but Bryan is a cheaper and better alternative, who provides attacking intent and solid defending.

Tierney is a pie-in-the-sky target now; Celtic have proved their resolve, the player is not going to force a move and bigger clubs than Fulham have already given up the ghost. Bryan is the man Jokanovic should go back to.