Sale have announced the signing of Kearnan Myall from Leeds on a two-year contract from the start of next season.
The 24-year-old lock becomes new executive director of sport Steve Diamond's third capture, following those of fellow forwards Tony Buckley and Joe Ward.
Myall, who earned an England Saxons call-up last season, had also been linked with moves to Leicester and Northampton.
Diamond said: "We are excited to be able to announce Kearnan's signing for Sale Sharks.
"He is an established player with both Leeds Carnegie and England Saxons and will add a lot to the squad.
"He is excellent in the line-out, which has been a major plus to Leeds this season and has a great work ethic.
"Kearnan is a versatile player who can fit into the back row as well as at lock and he will fit in well with what we are building at Sale Sharks."
Head coach Pete Anglesea revealed Myall was far from the last signing in the pipeline for the Sharks.
"There are going to be a number of signings in the near future that we will be announcing," he said.
"We are looking at players from all over the world."