Sky Sports News sources understand Wayne Bridge is to have a medical at West Ham United ahead of a loan move to Upton Park.
The full-back is set to leave Manchester City and skysports.com revealed on Monday that Bridge would decide within 48 hours whether to join West Ham or Aston Villa.
The 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.
It is understood that the 30-year-old will be put through a medical before finalising his switch to the Hammers in time to be available for Saturday's Premier League game against Arsenal.
Bridge will be a welcome addition to the West Ham squad as manager Avram Grant seeks to lift the club off the bottom of the table.
The move will also give Bridge the chance to play regularly after starting only one Premier League game for City this season.
He has made a total of 57 appearances for the club since joining City in a £12million deal from Chelsea two years ago.
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