Only the one deal was made official on day 4 of trade week but that didn’t make it a non-event. A number of the ‘big’ trades have made steady progress and should be finalised as eary as tomorrow morning.
The only official trade on day 4 will see Fremantle’s Brett Peake join St Kilda next season in exchange for the Saints round three draft pick, #48.
Sydney coach Paul Roos confirmed rumours that Darren Jolly will be traded to Collingwood for the Pies first and third round picks, #14 & #46.
Brisbane Lions are now the front runners to secure Carlton’s Brendan Fevola. It’s understood that Fevola will be traded to the lions in exchange for Daniel Bradshaw and Michael Rischitelli. This could be confirmed as early as tomorrow.
The Lions are also believed to be close to securing Xavier Clarke from St Kilda.
St Kilda have yet to receive the right offer regarding Luke Ball who requested to be traded to Collingwood. Coach Ross Lyon said today that they want a “quality player” from the Pies.
Hawthorn are yet to come to an agreement with Port Adelaide regarding Shaun Burgoyne. A third club may be involved to make the trade work. Rumours suggest Essendon may be interested in Hawthorns Mark Williams. Hawks President today denied that Campbell Brown was being traded and that no premiership player would be on the trade table.
Melbourne duo Mark Jamar and Brad Miller both agreed to one-year deals today and are unlikely to be traded. Port Adelaide had showed interested in Jamar.
North Melbourne are set to lose Jesse Smith with Geelong showing the most interest. Meanwhile North Melbourne are the front runners to pickup Brisbane’s Joel Macdonald after it has been made clear he wants to play at another club.
Western Bulldogs utility Andrejs Everitt looks likely to leave the Kennel despite being a ‘required player’. Carlton are believed to have shown interest in Everitt in the weeks leading up to trade week.