Mikael Silvestre set to pen deal with MLS side Portland Timbers
Sky Sports understands former Man Utd and Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre is set to sign for Portland Timbers.
Last Updated: 19/02/13 7:19pm
The Frenchman has not played a competitive match since January 2012 and has been without a club since leaving German side Werder Bremen in the summer.
Silvestre, 35, spent time training with Sir Alex Ferguson's side in October to regain his fitness in order to find a new club.
Timbers club owner Merritt Paulson and head coach Caleb Porter believe the versatile player will add some much-needed experience to the side's defence ahead of the new campaign.
Portland Timbers finished eighth in the Western Conference last season.