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Celtic star makes honest admission amid reported interest from Chelsea, fans will love this

By Matt Bullin

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has admitted he’s flattered, but happy at Celtic despite rumours linking him to Chelsea.

The Daily Mail reported that Antonio Conte is interested in signing the £17million rated left-back this summer.

But the young defender is unfazed by the speculation, as speaking to Sky Sports after he picked up his Scotland PFA Young Player of the Year award, he insisted he is happy at Celtic.

He said of the rumours: “It’s flattering but I don’t bother about it too much. It would play more in your head if you weren’t happy at a club but I’m happy at Celtic which is good.”

When asked about the Chelsea interest, he said: “It’s just a story and I’m just concentrating on Celtic and the next training day.”

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Tierney has been a revelation in the Hoops’ side this season and has made 37 appearances in all competitions.

The three-time Scotland international has earned a reputation for his no-nonsense defending, but he has also been in fine form at the other end of the pitch, supplying 12 assists and scoring two goals.

The 19-year-old played 90 minutes on Saturday as his side thrashed St. Johnstone 4-1 at Celtic Park to extend their domestic unbeaten run to 43 games.

Tierney has already won a Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup medal this season, but he will surely be eyeing a treble with the Scottish Cup final on the horizon.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton delivered his verdict on the Scottish PFA award winners.

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