Italian international Andrea Ranocchia has joined Hull City on loan from Inter Milan until the end of the season
Ranocchia has made over 150 appearances for Inter Milan since he joined them from Genoa but the defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Sampdoria and has been limited to just nine appearances for Inter this term.
The central defender, 28, who could make his debut for Hull at Manchester United on Wednesday night, is their sixth signing of the transfer window.
He joins fellow loan recruits Oumar NIasse, Evandro, Omar Elabdellaoui and Lazar Markovic. Hull have also signed Markus Henriksen for an undisclosed fee from AZ Alkmaar.
The 28-year-old defender is expected to improve Coach Marco Silva’s options in defence, given that defenders Curtis Davies and Alex Bruce are currently injured.