Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge is having a medical at the Boleyn Ground ahead of a loan move to West Ham United.

The left-back is set to leave Manchester City in the transfer window as manager Roberto Mancini favours playing Aleksandar Kolarov and Bridge will decide within the next 48 hours whether to join West Ham or Aston Villa.

The former England international has two opportunities to secure regular first-team football and it appears the former Chelsea defender is edging towards a return to the capital.

The 30-year-old will undergo a medical with a view to being signed in time to be available for the Hammers' Saturday teatime Barclays Premier League game at home Arsenal.

City boss Roberto Mancini confirmed: "Bridge I think today is in London for a medical."

The move will also give Bridge the chance to play regularly after making only one start and two substitute appearances in the Barclays Premier League for City this season.

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