Ayasse signs for Nancy

Arles-Avignon midfielder Thomas Ayasse has signed a three-year deal with Nancy, the French Ligue 1 club have announced.

Ayasse, who was out of contract at second division side Arles-Avignon, becomes Nancy's third signing of the summer after defender Abdou Rahman Dampha signed from Swiss side Neufchatel Xamax and midfielder Romain Grange arrived from French second tier side Chateauroux.

Nancy finished the 2012 season in 11th place, 37 points behind champions Montpellier.