Eidur Gudjohnsen set for two-year deal in AEK Athens

FORMER Barcelona and Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is set to join AEK Athens after arriving in the Greek capital to complete a medical.

The 32-year-old was greeted by more than 1,000 AEK fans at the city's Eleftherios Venizelos airport.

An AEK press spokesman said that Gudjohnsen would undergo his medical today before signing a two-year contract and be officially presented to the local media.

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The Icelandic international had been set to join West Ham, but has instead opted to move to Greece to continue his career with the current Greek Cup holders after negotiations were completed on Sunday.

Gudjohnsen, who was a Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2009, spent last season at Stoke City and Fulham. Meanwhile, Turkish football federation officials will meet today to discuss whether the new season should be delayed due to a major match-fixing investigation, a federation official said after talks with Uefa.

A Turkish court has already jailed pending trial 31 people, including the chairman of champions Fenerbahce and the coach, and the deputy chairman of Besiktas on charges of match fixing, which have plunged preparations for the new season into chaos.

"Uefa is not doing anything at the moment other than supporting the federation. We expect documents (regarding the investigation] to start reaching us this week," said the federation's deputy chairman Lutfi Aribogan after meeting UEFA officials in Nyon. "We will discuss the starting date for the season tomorrow.