Burnley have completed the capture of Derby County defender Jason Shackell on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Sky Sports reported earlier this week the Clarets were close to signing the 28-year-old stopper and the Championship club have now confirmed the deal.
Shackell was an ever-present for the Rams last season after previous spells with Barnsley, Wolves and Norwich City and captained Nigel Clough's side in the absence of defensive partner Shaun Barker.
County manager Clough said: "Jason has always been 100 per cent professional and a fantastic player to work with.
"He played in every minute of every game last season, so it came to no great shock when other clubs registered their interest in him.
"Although I am sad to see Jason leave, we have Jake Buxton, Tom Naylor and Mark O'Brien, who have all proved to be more than capable at performing in the npower Championship.
"We are also actively looking to bring in another central defender, and hope to make an announcement in the not too distant future.
"I am sure that I speak for everybody at the Club when I wish Jason the very best for his future career at Burnley - just as long as they finish below us in the table."