Swans land former Chelsea stopper

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Swansea have completed the signing of goalkeeper Yves Makabu-Makalambay until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old 6ft 6in stopper has been training with the Swans on trial for the past three weeks and manager Brendan Rodgers has opted to complete a deal having liked what he has seen.

Makabu-Makalambay, who also worked with Rodgers during the pair's time at Chelsea, was released by Hibernian at the end of last season, whom he signed for having left Stamford Bridge in 2007 in search of regular first-team football.

He will compete with Dorus De Vries for the number one jersey and goes straight into the City squad for Tuesday's Carling Cup third-round match at Peterborough.

Youngster David Cornell, who has been De Vries' understudy so far this term, could well now be sent out on loan to gain vital match experience.

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