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Di Michele & Ilunga join West Ham

David Di Michele and Herita Ilunga
Di Michele and Ilunga arrive on year long loans

West Ham have signed Italy striker David di Michele and Democratic Republic of Congo left-back Herita Ilunga on 12-month loan deals.

But both of the moves are subject to registration by the Premier League, with the club blaming the late announcement on administrative issues.

Di Michele, 32, is hoping to move from Torino while the 26-year-old Ilunga is set to join from Toulouse.

The Hammers are also still in talks with Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah.

The 27-year-old is available on a free transfer after negotiating an exit from Fenerbahce recently.

Di Michele has been capped six times for Italy and has played for teams such as Palermo and Udinese where he enjoyed the most success, scoring 15 goals in 37 appearances during the 2004-05 season.

Ilunga made 136 appearances for St Etienne before moving to Toulouse in 2007.

He played 35 times in Ligue 1 last season and also played a part in Toulouse's Uefa Cup run.

The pair join Valon Behrami and Jan Lastuvka as new signings brought in by manager Alan Curbishley during the summer transfer window.

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