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West Ham sign four new players on deadline day

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West Ham have made impressive deadline day signings following the acquisitions of Alex Song, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio.

Cameroon international Song, who also spent last season on loan, has been something of a coup for West Ham after agreeing to spend another season at the Boleyn Ground.

Bringing experience with Arsenal and Barcelona, the 27-year-old midfielder looks set to bolster West Ham's squad and, following the departure of Kevin Nolan, could prove to be a crucial acquisition to the side. 

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Song was voted second place in Arsenal's Player of the Season in 2012 before he left the club for Barcelona, and provided 12 assists from his holding midfield role. 

Chelsea winger Victor Moses also signed for the Hammers on a season-long loan, just after signing a four-year contract with Chelsea.

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Decent business by West Ham

The youngster only scored one goal for Chelsea and one goal during a loan spell at Liverpool, nonetheless he provides experience with top Premier League sides and will surely help West Ham finish in a strong position this season. 

West Ham's third signing of deadline day, and ninth of the summer window, came through a £2 million deal for Nikica Jelavic from Hull. The fee for the former Everton striker is believed to rise to £3 million and the Croatian will be set to fight for a place in the first team as he becomes the fifth striker among their ranks.

West Ham's deadline day business has provided the squad with extra strength in depth and they look ready to be competitive this season.

The Hammers, who also announced the signing of Michail Antonio from Nottingham Forest, have already enjoyed away wins to Arsenal and Liverpool, however the London club are yet to win a home game.

Slaven Bilic's side host Newcastle after the international break and they will be wanting to field their new signings and earn their first three points at home this season. 

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