Celtic close to signing Nadir Ciftci

Celtic close to signing Nadir Ciftci

Celtic are set to sign Turkish striker Nadir Ciftci from Scottish Premier League rivals Dundee United.

The Scottish champions have been after the goal-scorer for some time now and had two previous offers turned down. But a third offer, believed to be worth around £1.5million has been successful.

Ciftci, who joined United for free two years ago, will now discuss personal terms with Celtic.

A statement on www.dufc.co 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 23-year-old must be registered by Saturday if he is to be available for the Hoops` Champions League qualifier against Icelandic side Stjarnan FC next Wednesday.