By Tadhg Peavoy

Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips has signed for Racing Métro, the club's president Jacky Lorenzetti has confirmed.

The news comes just days after the club denied they would be adding the 31-year-old to their books, and therefore comes as some surprise.

However, Lorenzetti has a habit of denying transfers, having also told the French press that Jonathan Sexton would not be signing for the Parisian club mere days before the former Leinster man penned a deal.

Phillips was a free agent since being let go by Bayonne in October for reporting to a video session drunk.

The club revealed on their official website this evening that Phillips had signed a two-and-a-half year deal.

Meanwhile, l'Équipe revealed that Phillips is to drop his legal action against Bayonne for wrongful dismissal over his alleged alcoholic misdemeanour.

In return, Bayonne will remove any reference to "serious misconduct" in relation to his dismissal.

Phillips may make his debut for Racing against Harlequins in the Heineken Cup this weekend.