Palace sign Inter duo
Crystal Palace have signed Inter Milan duo Nicola Ventola and Gonzalo Sorondo on loan until the end of the season.
Former Italy Under-21 striker Ventola, 26, spent last season on loan at Siena, and is behind Adriano and Christian Vieri in the pecking order at Inter.
Defender Sorondo has struggled to break into the side at Inter following a move from Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting.
Boss Iain Dowie hoped to sign Argentine midfielder Kily Gonzalez for Ł6m, but his attempts appear to have failed.
Crystal Palace have swooped to sign Colchester United striker Wayne Andrews.
The 26-year-old is well known to Eagles manager Iain Dowie - who worked with him at Oldham and he was linked with him earlier this summer.
Dowie has now decided to gamble on the 26-year-old - who has scored two goals for Colchester this season, despite the fact he landed Nicola Ventola from Internazionale earlier on Monday.
Colchester confirmed that they would receive a six-figure sum plus youngster Gareth Williams - who has previously spent time on loan at Layer Road.
"First of all, we would like to wish Wayne Andrews all the very best for the future," U's boss Phil Parkinson told the club's website.
"This is an excellent opportunity for him to ply his trade at the highest level.
"We also feel that this is excellent business for Colchester United Football Club.
"Having signed him for nothing, Wayne's contract was up at the end of the season and he could have also left for nothing.
"Therefore, we feel we have struck an excellent deal, especially due to the fact that we have also gained a genuine goalscorer in the shape of Gareth Williams, who we welcome back to Layer Road."