Former Peru captain Nolberto Solano has revealed he is set to complete a move to Coca-Cola League One side Colchester.

The former Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham midfielder linked up with the Essex club prior to Christmas in a bid to earn a move to the Weston Homes Community Stadium. Although Us boss Adrian Boothroyd labelled reports he had signed the player last week as "premature", Solano claims he is now poised to pen a deal until the end of the season.

Solano told Peruvian newspaper El Comercio: "I'm going for six months to play for Colchester United. Talks are already at an advanced stage and I'm travelling to complete the deal."

He added: "It's a lovely opportunity at 35 years of age to still be considered. My plan is 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 England before a brief spell with Greek side Larissa.

He then returned to his homeland to play for Universitario, who he helped to win the Peruvian league title last month.

Colchester currently lie fourth in League One, just three points behind second-placed Norwich with a game in hand.

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