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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 January 2008, 22:20 GMT
Fulham bring in three new players
Jari Litmanen and Toni Kallio
Both Litmanen (left) and Kallio played under Hodgson for Finland
Fulham have completed the double signing of veteran striker Jari Litmanen and defender Toni Kallio.

Litmanen, 36, has been on trial at Craven Cottage and joins on a free transfer, while 29-year-old Kallio has joined from Swiss side BSC Young Boys.

Both played under Hodgson when he was in charge of Finland's national team.

The Cottagers have also signed Tottenham's Canadian international right-back Paul Stalteri, 30, on loan for the rest of the season.

"I'm delighted he has agreed to join us for the remainder of the season," Fulham boss Roy Hodgson said of Litmanen's arrival at Craven Cottage.

Litmanen, who has previously played for Ajax, Barcelona and Liverpool, had his contract terminated at Swedish side Malmo last summer after undergoing ankle surgery.


"I don't think there is a need to explain the qualities that Jari possesses as a player or the obvious reasons for wanting to bring him to Fulham," added Hodgson.

"Although he is not entirely match fit at the moment, I have no doubt that he will have a big part to play over the coming months."

Kallio has played 15 times for his country and the defender can play in the centre or as a left-back.

He played previously for HJK Helsinki and Molde FK before moving to Young Boys last year.

Stalteri, who can also play at left-back and in midfield, has won 50 caps for Canada.

He moved to White Hart Lane on a free transfer from Werder Bremen in 2005 and made 56 appearances for Spurs, but only played three Premier League games for them this season.

Hodgson has already added Brede Hangeland, Leon Andreasen and Eddie Johnson to his squad during the January transfer window.

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