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Sebastian Hassett 2:13 AM   Having secured one of the most important pieces of their on-field puzzle with the midweek signing of Mitch Nichols, the Wanderers are determined to find what they believe is the final part.

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England players celebrate their win over Germany.

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Wanderers swoop for Nichols

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Sebastian Hassett   The Western Sydney Wanderers have made their biggest signing of the off-season, landing former Brisbane Roar star Mitch Nichols on a two-year contract.

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UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions

Big spenders: Manchester City will have some clout on the transfer scene again.

UEFA has lifted key financial fair play sanctions from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, with both clubs meeting spending limits imposed last year.

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