Nottingham Forest have signed former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne from German Bundesliga side Hamburg on a three-year contract.
The 26-year-old played under Stuart Pearce when the Forest manager was in charge of the England Under-21s side and is thought to be joining for a fee of around £1m.
Mancienne told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I know I have signed for a massive club.
"There are Premier League facilities here and I am very happy."
Mancienne came through the youth ranks with Chelsea but only played six games.