The Dundee United striker is believed to be on the radar of several clubs this summer.
The Evening Telegraph report that Wigan, recently relegated to League One, had a bid accepted by The Terrors for the Turk but that he had informed The Lactics that he did not want to play in England’s third tier.
A couple of days ago it was reported by the BBC that Celtic had a £900,000 bid for Ciftci rejected by their Scottish rivals.
The news that Wigan have been told no by Cifcti is a big boost for both Celtic and Boro who would now appear to be the front-runners in any pursuit of the player.
Should Celtic up their bid?
It is clear that Celtic are keen but rightfully they do not want to overspend on the player. The trouble is Dundee United are likely to want more money from Celtic than anyone else. They are domestic rivals and fans at Tannadice are still angry that both Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven made the move to Celtic Park.
But if they make an offer Dundee United cannot refuse you can rest assured Celtic will be confident of convincing him to make the inter-league move.