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Nadir Ciftci to speak to Celtic after fee agreed with Dundee United

The Tannadice club have accepted an undisclosed offer for the attacker's services.

Nadir Ciftci in training with Dundee United
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Nadir Ciftci has been given permission to talk to Celtic after the Scottish champions agreed a fee with Dundee United.

The Tannadice club have accepted an undisclosed offer from Ronny Deila's men after rejecting two previous bids for the 23-year-old.

A statement on United's website read: "Dundee United today confirmed that an undisclosed fee had been agreed with Celtic for Nadir Ciftci and permission has been granted for the Glasgow club to speak to the player."

The Scottish champions initially offered £900,000 for the forward before seeing an increased offer turned down by the Terrors. English League One outfit Wigan Athletic were willing to stump up over £1million for Ciftci's services but the player wasn't willing to make the move to England.

Ronny Deila has been keen to add to Celtic's attacking options as he aims to help the club reach the Champions League group stages.

United fans expressed their displeasure after the club sold Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong to Celtic on the final day of the winter transfer window in February.

Pierre Van Hooijdonk - Ciftci's agent - admitted that the player was "flattered" by Celtic's interest in him and the pair will now talk terms with the Parkhead side as a deal moves closer to completion.

Ciftci, who is in the final year of his United deal, could miss the start of next season if he is found guilty of biting an opponent in the final Dundee derby of the season.

The player has been called to a disciplinary hearing by the Scottish FA where he will defend himself against allegations of biting Jim McAlister. The judicial panel will sit on July 20 and if the charge is proven a lengthy ban is possible.

The 23-year-old has been at Tannadice for two seasons and has scored 33 goals for the club in that time.

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