The 6ft 4in France Under 21 international impressed on trial and has joined from Monaco initially until the end of the season.
Loan-signing: Monaco's Frederic Nimani will join Brian Laws' Burnley
Other clubs wanted Nimani but Burnley offered the chance of regular games.
Meanwhile Fulham are ready to rival Wigan in their bid for Sporting Gijon's Roberto Canella, the Spain Under 21 defender.
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