Trade period day 5 Friday live updates, chat, done deals, free agents, latest - petsitterbank

Trade period day 5 Friday live updates, chat, done deals, free agents, latest

Geelong has landed a former first-round pick and a six-pick swap should let them add another.

While other clubs are starting to get desperate with a potential exemption being granted.

Catch up on Friday October 7’s AFL trade news in our blog below.

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How does Dunkley get to the Lions? | 02:09

6PM – BOMBERS SET TO POUNCE ON BLUE

Multiple outlets are reporting Essendon is holding talks with Carlton about a deal for midfielder Will Setterfield.

The 24-year-old appears likely to join the Bombers next week on a deal for a late draft selection.

Essendon was keen on Jack Bowes but is instead likely to add the big-bodied Setterfield to its midfield mix for 2023 and beyond.

The former Giant would be joining his third club after playing two games at GWS, then another 55 at Carlton across the last four seasons.

He has fallen out of favor at Princes Park even being pushed out onto a wing, but Blues trade recruit Blake Acres will take that role next year.

“In a perfect world, we’d love to retain Will. We’ve been pretty clear on that,” Carlton list boss Nick Austin said this week.

“Again, he’s got the desire to play AFL footy and if it’s at Carlton or if there’s an opportunity elsewhere, then that’s something he’s got to weigh up.”

Essendon holds picks 42 and 62 with the latter potentially enough to get the deal done.

4:10PM – PICK SWAP TO HELP UNLOCK HENRY DEAL

Geelong has sent five draft picks to Brisbane in an effort to satisfy Collingwood for Ollie Henry.

The Cats received pick 25, which they’re expected to offer to the Magpies for the 2020 first-round pick.

In exchange the Lions increased their draft hand considerably, being given picks 38, 48 and 55 this year, plus the Cats’ future second and fourth-round picks.

Of note that Geelong future second was expected to go to Gold Coast in the Jack Bowes salary dump, so they’ll have to find another pick for that deal.

Brisbane has earned an extra 218 draft points to bid on Will Ashcroft and Jaspa Fletcher in the process, plus a solid pick next year (the future fourth likely being irrelevant).

The Lions currently have over 3600 points. An Ashcroft bid will cost them 2400 points at Pick 1, while Fletcher should cost them another 700-800 points – but they also need to trade for Josh Dunkley, so they’re not done dealing.

Will Cats swap nab them Henry? | 01:39

4PM – BRUHN OFFICIALLY A CAT

As expected Tanner Bruhn has been traded to Geelong in exchange for pick 18.

3:30PM – EAGLES PLAY HARD BALL ON RIOLI

West Coast is reportedly prepared to let Junior Rioli walk to the pre-season draft as “problems” emerge in discussions with Port Adelaide.

Rioli requested a move to the Power ahead of the trade period, but Ken Hinkley’s side faces a delicate balancing act with trading for contracted Jason Horne-Francis, as well as want-away Cats utility Esava Ratugolea.

AFL Media reporter Damian Barrett told Trade Radio on Friday that the Eagles were unsatisfied with talks over Rioli thus far.

“They (Port Adelaide) have got problems with West Coast over the Rioli trade, and my understanding is West Coast, just to make a point, will be prepared … to let that one play out and unless they get what they want out of it, they will let him walk to the (pre-season draft),” Barrett said.

“So again, it’s up to Port to do that deal.”

3:15PM – CLUBS TRYING TO CHANGE THE RULES

Several AFL clubs are hoping they can go against the rules on trading future picks and send out their 2023 selections to unlock deals.

AFL Media’s Cal Twomey reports the league could give exemptions meaning teams, who are currently restricted by the rule which states you must use at least one first-round pick across a four-year period – and ideally two.

For example West Coast would need an exemption to trade out a first-round pick having only made one first-round pick in the last four years.

“Clubs are looking to see if there are provisions within rules that could allow them to trade out their future first and second-round picks to unlock deals,” he wrote.

“Exemptions are allowed in the ‘two first-rounders in four years’ rule. Could shape a few of the big deals to come.”

1:40PM – BOWES BREAKTHROUGH AS TRADE LOOMS

Gold Coast’s bid to trade Jack Bowes and pick No.7 to Geelong have taken a step forward, with both clubs meeting with AFL head of player movement Ned Guy on Friday afternoon.

Bowes nominated Geelong as his preferred destination after courting significant interest from Hawthorn and Essendon, with the Suns to hand over pick No.7 in exchange for the Cats taking on his $800,000 per year salary across the next two seasons.

The Cats are expected to sign Bowes to a four-year deal, thus smoothing out his contract.

7 News reported on Friday that both clubs had met with the league about the deal.

It’s expected Geelong will part with a future pick in order to get the league’s approval.

11:15AM – CATS, GIANTS AGREE ON BRUHN DEAL

Geelong and Greater Western Sydney have agreed on a deal that will see pick No.18 exchanged for Tanner Bruhn.

Bruhn was one of the Cats’ three key targets this trade period along with Collingwood’s Ollie Henry and Gold Coast’s Jack Bowes, who would come packaged with pick No.7.

Foxfooty.com.au has confirmed the Cats and Giants agreed to a deal that will see pick No.18 swapped for Bruhn, who was taken with pick No.12 by the Giants in the 2020 draft.

It bolsters the Giants’ considerable draft hand this season, adding a fifth pick in the top 20 to their suite of selections.

10:45AM – GREATS SAY FREO OFFER FOR JACKSON ‘NOT FAIR’

AFL greats Kane Cornes and Matthew Lloyd believe Fremantle need to increase its current offer of two first-round picks for Demons young gun ruckman Luke Jackson.

A report in the Herald Sun states Melbourne is being “urged” to consider Fremantle’s best offer of Pick 13 and a future first rounder for Luke Jackson so the Demons can get on with their pursuit of Collingwood big man Brodie Grundy.

But Melbourne is reportedly digging its heels in and demanding two top 10 picks or a top seven pick and future first rounder.

Dees want top 10 picks for Jackson | 02:55

And speaking on AFLTradeRadio, Cornes says he also thinks the Dockers’ current proposal isn’t sufficient for the former Pick 3.

“If I was Melbourne I wouldn’t be accepting Fremantle’s best offer of Pick 13 and a future first-round pick for Luke Jackson, considering he’s the most valuable prospect on the table,” the Port Adelaide legend said.

“That is not fair I don’t think – Pick 13 and a future first – (the latter) which would be around the same (as Pick 13). So two late first-round draft picks for Luke Jackson, I don’t think is fair value.

“If I was Melbourne I would continue to hold out and look for a little bit more.”

Lloyd added: “I”m with you, I don’t think it’s enough. I think there has to be something inside the top 10 this year for them to trade Luke Jackson.”

10:30AM – RICHMOND KNOCKS BACK GIANTS’ BID FOR RALPHSMITH

Richmond has reportedly rejected the GWS Giants’ advances for young gun Hugo Ralphsmith as part of the Jacob Hopper deal.

Channel 7’s Mitch Cleary reports Ralphsmith’s name was floated in trade talks in addition to Richmond’s Pick 31 and a future first rounder, with new Giants coach and ex-Tigers assistant Adam Kingsley believed to be a big fan of the 20-year old.

However the report states Richmond had no interest in dealing with Ralphsmith.

Dockers secure former Suns forward | 00:39

“It was knocked back pretty quickly, he did find his way out of the Tigers’ team at the late part of the season but that won’t be happening,” Cleary said.

“But Adam Kingsley was keen to get the ball rolling on that.”

It’s now likely that Tigers ruckman Ivan Soldo will instead be included in the package sent to the Giants, with the big man having completed a medical with the western Sydney-based club.

6AM — BULLDOGS WILLING TO USE DRAFT OPTION ON DUNKLEY

The Western Bulldogs are reportedly willing to use the pre-season draft if Brisbane doesn’t raise its offer for Josh Dunkley.

The club was said to be “irate” at the state of trade talks yesterday, especially after the Lions traded away their first pick (No.15) to GWS for a second-round pick this year and next.

The Bulldogs want two first-round selections, and Brisbane is only willing to send their current top pick (No.21) and their 2023 first-rounder if they get 30 and 39 back.

That is because the Lions need draft points to match bids on No.1 prospect Will Ashcroft plus likely late-first rounder Jaspa Fletcher. They could keep Pick 21, which they received from the Giants, and trade it away on draft night if a bid comes for Ashcroft at No.1 for more points.

But with neither side looking interested in involving a player in the deal, multiple outlets have reported the Bulldogs would be willing to use the pre-season draft – potentially keeping Dunkley in the process.

‘Best or worst thing’ for Rankine | 03:49

The pre-season draft is risky, as any club can pick up the player, going in reverse order of last season’s ladder (just like the original national draft order).

However players can nominate their contract terms, as seen when Carlton nabbed Jack Martin, the ex-Sun heavily front-loading his contract with around $1 million in his first season, meaning few rivals had the capability to fit him under the cap if they picked up.

Essendon could be the big beneficiary if Dunkley heads to the pre-season draft, as they were in talks to land him two years ago and have significant cap space.

The Bombers would pick before Port Adelaide, who Dunkley also considered this year, with the Bulldogs (who could redraft him) and Brisbane coming after that.

Brisbane footy boss Danny Daly sounded optimistic a deal could still be worked out to get Dunkley to the Gabba across the next six days.

“We feel like we’re on track to get the deal done at some stage, but out of respect for the Dogs I can’t go into what that looks like at the minute. We’re working towards that at the minute and hopefully it will all be ticked off in the next few days or so,” Daly told Trade Radio on Thursday.

The Lions are also looking to work out a trade for Jack Gunston, who is a free agent, because trading for him would ensure their compensation pick for losing Dan McStay is not weakened.

They would likely send a pick in the 40s or 50s to Hawthorn for the veteran goalkicker.

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