Ciftci looks set to leave Dundee United this summer, but the Evening Telegraph has reported that they plan to keep ahold of him until their asking price is met.
Wigan approached the Scottish Premiership side with the largest offer for Ciftci, and he rejected their first contract offer. The now League One side returned with an improved offer, and the latest report states that he has turned that down and has signalled to the Latics that he has no intention of signing for them.
This leaves Celtic in the driving seat for Ciftci, but they too have been dealt a blow in the race to sign him, with a second transfer offer rejected by United.
Earlier this week, the Bhoys had a £900,000 offer rejected, and their second approach of over £1 million has also been turned down by the club.
The Tannadice club really need to sell Ciftci this summer, as his contract runs out at the end of next season, and the 23-year-old has no intention of renewing his deal. There are no indications as to the asking price they will request from Celtic to sell Ciftci, but it is clear the Bhoys want to sign him.
It is expected that the Scottish champions will return with an improved offer for the striker in the coming days.