Departures Lounge: Hammers sign Italian duo Nocerino and Borriello

The Premier League strugglers have brought in two players from Serie A in the hope of avoiding relegation.

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Essien’s move to Milan confirmed: Chelsea has announced that midfielder Michael Essien has joined AC Milan on a permanent deal believed to be 18-months long despite rumours that he had failed a medical over the weekend.

Hammers go shopping in Italy: West Ham manager Sam “Allardici” has snapped up Antonio Nocerino from AC Milan and Roma striker Marco Boriello until the end of the season.

Ince to Swansea? Blackpool have given Tom Ince permission to speak to Swansea over a possible loan move.

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Costa and Courtois in swap deal: According to reports, Chelsea have agreed to swap Atletico Madrid Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (on loan at the Spanish club) for striker Diego Costa in the summer.

Celtic fail in bid for Griffiths: Scottish champions Celtic have had a bid for Wolves forward Leigh Griffiths rejected by the League One outfit.

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