Dernis to leave Montpellier for Brest
Midfielder Geoffrey Dernis has agreed to leave French champions Montpellier to join top-flight rivals Brest on a two-year deal, the Brittany-based side announced on Monday.
Dernis, 31, spent three years with Montpellier and helped them win the title for the first time last season, although a knee injury restricted his involvement in the run-in.
He has played over 200 games in Ligue 1 having also turned out for Lille and Saint-Etienne.
Brest – who have a new coach in the shape of Landry Chauvin – have also signed former French international full-back Bernard Mendy on a two-year deal.
Mendy's previous clubs include Paris Saint-Germain and Hull City.