Swoop: Nolberto Solano
Former Peru captain Nolberto Solano has revealed he is set to complete a moveto Coca-Cola League One side Colchester.
The former Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham midfielder linked up with theEssex club prior to Christmas in a bid to earn a move to the Weston HomesCommunity Stadium.
Although Us boss Adrian Boothroyd labelled reports he had signed the playerlast week as 'premature', Solano claims he is now poised to pen a deal untilthe end of the season.
Solano told Peruvian newspaper El Comercio: 'I'm going for six months to playfor Colchester United.
Talks are already at an advanced stage and I'm travellingto complete the deal.
'It's a lovely opportunity at 35 years of age to still be considered. My planis to end my (playing) career as a coach and look for work there (in England).
'If I can play another year, so much the better.'
Solano made over 250 Premier League appearances during his time in Englandbefore a brief spell with Greek side Larissa.
He then returned to his homeland to play for Universitario, who he helped towin the Peruvian league title last month.
Colchester currently lie fourth in League One, just three points behindsecond-placed Norwich with a game in hand