West Ham have announced they have signed Italian striker David Di Michele and Congolese left-back Herita Ilunga, with both deals subject to registration by the Premier League.
The news comes after Monday's transfer window deadline and in a statement on the club's official website, the Hammers acknowledged 'the lateness of this announcement', blaming administrative issues.
Both players have been brought in on year-long loans with a view to making their deals permanent, while the club are also continuing to talk to free agent Stephen Appiah over a move to Upton Park.
The statement read: 'The club recognise the lateness of this announcement but certain formalities including the release of international transfer certificates had to be completed.
'West Ham can also confirm discussions with Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah are ongoing.'