Inter reaches deal with West Ham striker Ilan

Copa Libertadores champion Internacional says it has reached a

deal to acquire former West Ham striker Ilan.

The Brazilian club said on Tuesday that Ilan will arrive on

Wednesday to sign a contract until the end of 2011. He will be the

team’s first addition for the Club World Cup at the end of the year

in Dubai.

Internacional earned a spot in the competition by defeating

Mexico’s Guadalajara 3-2 in the Copa Libertadores final last


Internacional will be trying to win the Club World Cup for the

second time, adding to the 2006 title.

The 29-year-old Ilan was released by West Ham this year. He

previously played for Sochaux and Saint Etienne in France.

He earned his first cap for Brazil in 2003.