England Championship

Sevilla takes City cast-off Nasri, Valencia toughens defense

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) With Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all remaining quiet on the final day of the transfer window, Sevilla picked up Manchester City cast-off Samir Nasri while Valencia bolstered its defense on Wednesday.

Nasri, who new Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola called "overweight" during the preseason, moved to Sevilla on a loan deal.

He should give the Europa League winners some much needed playmaking under new manager Jorge Sampaoli following the exit of Ever Banega.