Cologne close on Tosic

United winger set to head out on loan

Tosic: Set to join Cologne

Cologne coach Zvonimir Soldo has confirmed the club are closing in on a loan deal for Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic.

The Serbia international has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford since joining United from Partizan Belgrade 12 months ago.

He has been restricted to just five substitute appearances for the Premier League champions and has only appeared in the Carling Cup against Barnsley and Tottenham Hotspur this season.

The 22-year-old's agent had previously ruled out a January exit for Tosic, but it now appears the wide man is on his way to the Bundesliga.

Tosic is expected to join Cologne on loan for the rest of the season with reports suggesting the move could be made permanent in the summer.

Soldo is looking forward to Tosic's imminent arrival and he could be handed an immediate debut at Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend.

"He is a technically gifted player that can play in various positions as a forward," Soldo told Express.

"He is already a candidate to play from the start in our line-up."