The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football as Arsenal step up their chase of Kieran Tierney, and Celtic remain on the verge of signing a right-back.

Arsenal preparing third bid for Tierney

Arsenal are preparing a third bid for Celtic's Kieran Tierney that will offer more cash upfront than their previous bids. The Gunners had £25m bid, which incorporated add-ons dependent on a number of clauses, rejected for the 22-year-old Scotland left-back. (Daily Mail)

Israel head coach steps in to help Celtic complete Ethamed move

Israel head coach Andreas Herzog has stepped in to help Hatem Abd Ethamed complete his £1.6m transfer to Celtic from Hapoel Be'er Sheva. The manager has written to the Scottish FA to back the defender's case for a work permit as he has only been capped once for his country. (Daily Express

READ MORE: Can Hatem Abd Elhamed be the one to replace Mikael Lustig for Celtic? 

Candeias on verge of Ibrox exit 

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that winger Daniel Candeias has travelled to Turkey ahead of his proposed move to Genclerbirligi. The 31-year-old is due to undergo a media today ahead of his transfer. (Various)

Chris Cadden joins Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew have agreed to sign midfielder Chris Cadden, who is out of contract with Motherwell. The two clubs are thought to be still in talks over the compensation for the winger with the 22-year-old set to be initially loaned to Oxford United by the Major League Soccer club. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone on the hunt for striker

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is to step up his search for a striker after watching his side lose 2-1 at home to Ross County in the Scottish League Cup on Sunday. Stevie May's agent watched from stands as his former club, St Johnstone, missed a number of chances in front of goal (Various)

Kent impresses for Liverpool 

Ryan Kent, who remains a Rangers target after his loan spell last season, was a second-half substitute for Liverpool in Sunday's 2-1 pre-season friendly defeat by Sevilla. The winger also started for The Reds on Friday against Borussia Dortmund. (Scottish Sun)

READ MORE: Steven Gerrard says he will wait until the last second of transfer window to bring Ryan Kent back to Rangers

Celtic UCL opponents to be without star player

Nomme Kalju look likely to travel to Scotland on Monday without head coach Roman Kozhukhovskyi and their star player, defender Andriy Markovych, because the Ukrainian pair will head to Paris to collect a UK visa ahead of their Champions League qualifier's first leg against Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

McTominay wants to feature more for Man United

Scotland international Scott McTominay believes he can increase his number of Manchester United appearances from 22 last season despite United being linked with £55m Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (Daily Mirror)

Dundee United consider two defenders

Dundee United are considering two offers for Algerian defender Rachid Bouhenna - former Tannadice manager Csaba Laszlo wants him for Romanian club Sepsi Sfantu (Scottish Sun)

Southend offer former Saint a trial

Southend United have offered a trial to Joe Shaughnessy after the 27-year-old centre-half rejected a new contract with St Johnstone. (Scottish Sun)