The AFL says that a verdict in the AFL’s investigation into Michael and Daniel Talia is imminent.

The league said its 35-day probe was almost complete but had been delayed by the absence of key figures on overseas trips.

Michael Talia, traded from the Western Bulldogs to Sydney last week, is accused of providing “game-sensitive information” to his older brother, Adelaide’s Daniel, ahead of their elimination final clash last month.

It is alleged he passed on positional and tactical information about the role Dogs star forward Jake Stringer and at least one other player would play.

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The Bulldogs called on the AFL integrity unit to investigate on September 22 after receiving information about a conversation between the two brothers in the week leading up to the MCG final, which the Bulldogs lost by seven points.

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