MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Tom Rockliff of the Lions celebrates after kicking a goal during the round 23 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on August 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Rockliff: I didn’t speak to any rival clubs

Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff has denied reports he wanted out at the end of the season.

Rockliff reportedly met with several clubs during the trade period, including Adelaide, Collingwood and St Kilda.

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However, the 26-year-old has rubbished such claims, stating he is committed to the Lions.

“I didn’t speak to any other clubs, it was more about me catching up with the new football people put in place. Chris Fagan obviously came on board and David Noble,” he said on SEN Radio on Friday morning.

“Once we had that meeting and went through where they thought I sat, where I thought the club sat it was a really good meeting for all parties.

“In the end we both came to the decision we thought it was best that I stay, continue to improve and hopefully rebuild this football club. I definitely did not talk to another club.

“I’ll always love the Brisbane Lions and the opportunity they gave me as an 18-year-old.

“I’m excited about the direction the football club is heading and we have some really exciting young talent and I’m glad that I’m going to be a part of it.”

Rockliff has been captain of the club for the past two seasons, however, new coach Chris Fagan has not guaranteed his current skipper the top job in 2017, which the 134-gamer says he is happy to relinquish if the playing group chooses a new leader.

“The club or he outlined clearly to me there will be a process that we go through to select the leaders for 2017 and if I remain captain, I remain captain and if not I’ll fully support who it is.

“Obviously I would enjoy it (captain) but in saying that if I’m not captain then I’m fine with that.

“That’s not why I play football, you play for team success.”

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