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Dundee United accept Celtic bid for striker Nadir Ciftci

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Dundee United have announced that they have accepted an undisclosed fee from Celtic for striker Nadir Ciftci, with personal terms still to be finalised.

A brief statement on the official Dundee United 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.”

Celtic offered had two previous bids rejected by United before a third bid was finally accepted by the Tannadice side after Ciftci had rejected a move to Wigan Athletic who had a bid accepted last week.

Ciftci, who was in the final year of his contract, will be the third United player to sign for Celtic in the last six months if the deal goes through and will link up with former team mates Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong.

However, Ciftci could miss the start of the new season if he is found guilty of biting Dundee midfielder Jim McAllister in the final Dundee derby of the season.

The player will face a disciplinary hearing at the Scottish FA on July 20 and if found guilty could face a lengthy ban.

Since signing for Dundee United in 2013, Ciftci has played 82 games and scored 33 times for the club.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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