Manchester United has its centerback of the future.
United has a deal in place for Blackburn and England Under-21 centerback Phil Jones for £17 million that will bring him to Old Trafford this summer.
Jones, 19, reportedly passed on offers from Arsenal and Liverpool to join United, where he'll enter the season behind Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand while competing with Chris Smalling for positioning on the depth chart.
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LIVERPOOL, SUNDERLAND AGREE ON HENDERSON FEE
While Liverpool appears to have missed out on Jones, it will add a different England U-21 star in Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.
The two clubs have agreed on a £20 million fee for his services, although various reports suggest that the price may drop to around £13 million with David N'Gog being part of the package that is sent to Sunderland.
Henderson, 20, had three goals and five assists for Sunderland this past season and was a key contributor in the team's 10th-place finish.
NEUER COMPLETES BAYERN MOVE
Manuel Neuer is officially a Bayern Munich goalkeeper.
Neuer, whose transfer from Schalke to Bayern was announced last week, passed his physical and has joined the German power on a five-year deal.
Neuer helped guide Schalke to the UEFA Champions League semifinals, but he was long-rumored to be leaving the club, and Bayern was the favorite, although there was speculation that he could move abroad to Manchester United.
BRAZIL NAMES COPA AMERICA SQUAD
Brazil is one of the favorites to win this summer's Copa America, and coach Mano Menezes has called upon the 22 men who he believes can get the job done. Here is Brazil's squad:
GOALKEEPERS – Victor (Gremio), Julio Cesar (Inter Milan).
DEFENDERS – Lucio (Inter Milan), Maicon (Inter Milan), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), David Luiz (Chelsea), Luisao (Benfica), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Adriano (Barcelona).
MIDFIELDERS – Lucas (Sao Paulo), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Elano (Santos), Elias (Atletico Madrid), Jadson (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro (Tottenham), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos).
FORWARDS – Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (AC Milan), Neymar (Santos), Fred (Fluminense).
The tournament, hosted by Argentina, kicks off July 1, and the winner clinches a place in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Since Brazil is hosting the Confederations Cup, the runner-up would qualify for that tournament should Brazil win Copa America.
What do you think about the signings for Manchester United and Liverpool? Do you see Bayern Munich making a deep European run with Neuer in goal? What do you think of Brazil's chances to win Copa America?
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