Cudicini joins Tottenham
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Tottenham Hotspur have signed goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from Chelsea, Chelsea announced on Monday morning.

The Italian will make the journey across London from the Premier League title contenders to a Spurs side struggling to avoid relegation but short of an experienced rival to the inconsistent Heurelho Gomes.

Cudicini, 35, had been at Stamford Bridge since 1999 and was Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper until Petr Cech joined the west London club in 2004.

"Chelsea can confirm Carlo Cudicini has today (Monday) signed for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer," said a statement on Chelsea's website.

"The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Carlo for his years of service and wish him well."