West Ham have signed Alex Song on loan from Barcelona andVictor Moses on loan from Chelsea on deadline day, with more to come.
Song, 27, spent last season on loan at the Hammers after failing to nail down a regular starting spot with the Spanish champions, who he joined from Arsenal for a reported £15 million fee.
He made 31 appearances for the Hammers last season and scored three times in the league.
“It has just been confirmed. Alex Song has signed a season long loan deal to join West Ham. Welcome back Alex,” Hammers’ chairman David Gold said on Twitter.
“I am very happy. For me it was very important to come back because when I was here I had a great rapport with the fans and the club,” Song said. “It was a very easy choice for me to come back here and I’m very happy to be here.
“When I left I didn’t know I would come back here. It was not easy but at the end of the day, the most important thing is I’m here now and I’m very happy. I feel at home, everything feels at home, for my family too, they’re set up very well here. My kids are playing for West Ham academy.”
Chelsea forward Moses also signed on loan before lunchtime, the 24-year-old continuing his loan career away from Stamford Bridge following spells with Liverpool and Stoke City.
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Moses also signed a new four-year contract at Chelsea – a show of faith in he player who impressed during pre-season.
The Hammers are hoping to tie up two other signings before the close of the transfer window.
Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic could still link up with Slaven Bilic’s side.
A fee has been agreed with Hull City for the £3 million transfer for Bilic’s Croatian compatriot Jelavic.
Emmanuel Adebayor has also been linked with a move to the club from Tottenham.