Report: Dundee United ready to sell Celtic-linked Nadir Ciftci, 'knockdown fee' possible

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Dundee United are allegedly willing to sell striker Nadir Ciftci.

According to The Sun, Dundee United are ready to sell striker Nadir Ciftci after he rejected a new contract to stay at Tannadice.

Ciftci, 23, initially made his name with Portsmouth, and after spells with Kayserispor and NAC Breda, Ciftci returned to Britain with Dundee United.

Now, the Turkish striker is considered as one of the top strikers in Scottish football having not only hit 17 goals last season, but also followed that up with a 16-goal campaign this past term.

However, Dundee United may now have to face up to the prospect of life without Ciftci, after the forward confirmed on the club's official website that he has turned down the offer of a new contract to stay with the Terrors.

That means that Ciftci is entering the final year of his contract, and The Sun believe that Jackie McNamara's men are now willing to sell the striker this summer to avoid losing him for free in 2016 - and one potential destination stands out from the rest.

The Daily Mail recently reported that Celtic are pushing to land another player from Dundee United, having also signed Ciftci's former team-mates Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven in January.

With Ronny Deila's men needing a new striker as John Guidetti gets ready to leave the club at the end of his loan spell from Manchester City, Ciftci could become the perfect target - and the report from The Sun suggests that Dundee United are open to a 'knockdown fee' due to the ongoing controversy surrounding Ciftci's alleged bite on Dundee's Jim McAlister.

Ciftci's agent is former Celtic striker Pierre van Hooijdonk, and if Dundee United do choose to sell Ciftci this summer, the signs could point to a move to Glasgow.

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