Nice: Senegal international Souleymane Diawara, out of contract after five years with Marseille, on Tuesday signed to play for Ligue 1 rivals Nice.
The 35-year-old defender has won two French titles, with Bordeaux in 2009 and Marseille the following year.
He is the south coast club`s third recruit of the close season, after Swedish midfielder Niklas Hult and Belgium`s Julien Vercauteren.
Diawara, who started out his career at Le Havre, had a spell in England with Charlton Athletic in 2006. He has turned out 48 times for his country.