Lassana Diarra has had his contract with Marseille cancelled by mutual consent.
Nice's title hopes suffered another blow with more dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Rennes.
Dimitri Payet and Memphis Depay got their first goals for their new Ligue 1 clubs as both Marseille and Lyon picked up wins on Wednesday.
Karren Brady insists selling "dead loss" Dimitri Payet was the right thing to do for West Ham.
Dimitri Payet's Ligue 1 return ended in despair for Marseille as struggling Metz produced a shock 1-0 win.
Dimitri Payet made his first appearance for Marseille since re-joining the club from West Ham United.