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Waiting on deadline duo

PUBLISHED: 11:54 04 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:35 05 October 2010

WEST HAM face an anxious wait to finalise two deadline day signings after agreeing terms with Italy striker David Di Michele and Congo defender Herita Ilunga before the transfer window closed this week. The Hammers released a statement on Tuesday confirmi

WEST HAM face an anxious wait to finalise two deadline day signings after agreeing terms with Italy striker David Di Michele and Congo defender Herita Ilunga before the transfer window closed this week.

The Hammers released a statement on Tuesday confirming that they had reached agreement to sign Di Michele (pictured) and Ilunga on season-long loans with a view to permanent deals.

But the club are sweating on final approval from the Premier League, who have yet to sanction the last-minute signings.

West Ham expect to receive the green light in the coming days, with "certain formalities including the release of international transfer certificates" believed to be the only impediments to completing the deal.

But the Premier League, who confirmed that they received the necessary paperwork from Upton Park before Monday's midnight transfer deadline, have warned that there is no guarantee that the transfers will be ratified.

Officials have now begun to process the transfers but have refused to give a timeframe for completion of the deals.


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