HITC Sport understands talks underway over his release from Montreal
The former England Under-21 captain has decided that he is keen to leave Major League Soccer, even though he penned a four-year deal with Montreal in August last year.
HITC Sport understands that an agreement is imminent and his agent Tony Finnigan has confirmed that he is looking to move back to England.
"Nigel has thoroughly enjoyed his time in America, but talks are ongoing and we will see what the coming weeks hold," he told HITC Sport.
Former West Ham United, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers star Reo-Coker moved across the Atlantic in early 2013 after leaving Ipswich Town, penning a deal with Vancouver Whitecaps.
He spent 18 months with the Canadian club before a brief stint with USA Chivas, before then being selected by Montreal in the MLS Waiver Draft in December 2014.
Reo-Coker is now due to return to England, but as long as he is a free agent before the transfer window closes he can then move to a club after that date.