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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 November 2006, 10:28 GMT
Hedman set to complete Blues move
Magnus Hedman
Hedman spent three seasons with Celtic
Former Celtic and Coventry keeper Magnus Hedman claims he will complete a "dream" move to Chelsea this weekend.

The 33-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge on trial this week as manager Jose Mourinho looks to sign cover for Petr Cech, who faces a lengthy lay-off.

And Hedman, who will be third choice behind Carlo Cudicini and Hilario, said: "This is a dream come true.

"The last thing Jose said to me was 'See you on Tuesday'. I'm already on the list for training early next week."

Mourinho's number one Cech suffered a fractured skull against Reading last month in a collision with Stephen Hunt.

It is one-and-a-half years since I played soccer and that is a long time, but it feels pretty promising

Magnus Hedman

And when Cudicini suffered concussion late in the same game, Portuguese Hilario was left as the club's only fit keeper.

He has impressed Mourinho in their absence though and Cudicini is now fully fit after coming through the Carling Cup 4-0 win over Aston Villa unscathed.

But Hedman will arrive as cover, and the Swede admitted: "It's kind of crazy when you look up in practice and don't know whether to throw the ball to Didier Drogba, Arjen Robben or Andriy Shevchenko.

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"It is one-and-a-half years since I played soccer and that is a long time, but it feels pretty promising."

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