USA defender Oguchi Onyewu expects to join Birmingham City this week. The defender, currently contracted to Standard Liege, has been heavily linked with a move to St Andrews in the Belgian press.

Reports have suggested that he is considering an offer from the Blues and has been given a week to respond.

The 27-year-old, who spent time on loan with Newcastle in 2007, has now confirmed that Birmingham are interested in securing his services ahead of the new Premier League season.

He told "I have many offers and I want to play in England so the Birmingham offer is there.

"We will know by the weekend."