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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 08:46 GMT 09:46 UK
Solano linked to West Ham switch
Nolberto Solano
Solano spent 19 months at Aston Villa
Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano has asked for a move so he can be closer to his wife and children in London.

The Peru international, 32, is believed to be a target for West Ham after telling Newcastle of his wish to leave.

He said: "A decision will be made in the next couple of days. It's up to the two clubs but I want to go to London because my family have moved there.

"Clubs in Spain also want me but I won't go there, I will only leave Newcastle to go to London."

Solano is in his second spell with the Magpies after a stint with Aston Villa.

606: DEBATE
The popular midfielder, who was a second-half substitute in Newcastle's win over Bolton at the weekend, was handed a one-year deal in the summer by the club's new manager Sam Allardyce.

But he added: "My wife and I are separated and I miss my children. Sometimes you have to put your family first.

"Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has been great, he's a great man. I've spoken to him and he says he won't stop me leaving.

"Leaving Newcastle will be hard because I feel they are on the verge of something big here."

Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer's proposed move to West Ham collapsed this month because the clubs could not agree on a fee.

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