The Dockers and Cats have been at a crossroads in negotiations to see Clark head back to his home state of Western Australia and link up with Fremantle, with Geelong understood to thrown up two final offers in trade discussions.
The Cats are understood to be wanting either Pick 19 or Pick 22 and a future third-round selection from Fremantle in exchange for Clark's services.
With the 20-year-old contracted to Kardinia Park for the 2022 season, the responsibility is placed on Fremantle to please Geelong's needs.
However, as reported by SEN's Sam Edmund, Clark has demanded a move to Cockburn ahead of Wednesday night's trade period deadline in a phone call with Wells.
“Things are reaching boiling point between Geelong and Fremantle over a deal for the half-back/winger that is desperately wanting to get to Fremantle,” Edmund said.
“I can tell you in the last few days Jordan Clark and the list manager at Geelong Stephen Wells had a heated phone conversation where Jordan Clark told Stephen Wells in no uncertain terms, ‘I want this deal done’. Words to the effect of, ‘I’m not coming back. I’m desperate to get to Fremantle. Please make this happen’.
“To which Wells responded, again, with words to the effect of, ‘If we can find a deal suitable for both parties, we’ll orchestrate a trade. If we can’t, then you are contracted here, and you will be coming back to Geelong’.
“I’m told that shortly thereafter Jordan Clark hung up on Stephen Wells.”
Fremantle are understood to see Pick 22 in a straight swap deal as an agreeable transaction, however both parties remain at an impasse.
Clark has played 32 games for the Cats since making his debut in 2019, playing just the 11 matches in 2021.