Samir Nasri loaned from Manchester City to Sevilla

Samir Nasri joins the exodus from Manchester City as he departs for Sevilla.
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LONDON – Add Samir Nasri to the exodus of players at Manchester City.

The French midfielder has joined Spanish club Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season, with his chance of regular first-team action under new City coach Pep Guardiola looking bleak.

Guardiola said Nasri returned to preseason training "overweight" and only played him once in City's first five games of the season, as a second-half substitute against West Ham on Sunday.

Nasri has been at City since 2011, when he joined from Arsenal.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart and striker Wilfried Bony have also been loaned out by City on the final day of Europe's transfer window.