The trade period wound up last night, with Dunkley, who is contracted until 2022, staying put at Whitten Oval next year.
Dodoro told SEN Breakfast what the Dons offered up to the Bulldogs.
“In the end we had a direct offer with them that had our pick seven on the table and a future second-round selection,” he said.
“It was a very, very strong offer but at the end of the day, they didn’t want to do that.”
Dodoro also said Collingwood tried to get involved to to facilitate a three-way trade.
“They (The Bulldogs) would have landed a future first, two seconds and a third-round as well to get (Adam) Treloar for Josh,” he said.
Western Bulldogs: “We had a lot of conversations with Essendon and were open to doing a trade if we thought it was of reasonable value to us, given how highly we rate Josh”
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The Dogs were adamant from the start that they would not accept anything less than two first-round picks for Dunkley.
“They played it extremely well. There was no problem at all with the Bulldogs,” he said.
“Contracted player and I probably would have done the same thing as well to be honest because he’s a quality person.
“He’s going to have a terrific career at the Western Bulldogs… but it is disappointing.”
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“I think it’s a satisfying outcome for the club,” Dodoro said.
“The three boys that brought in are all targeted players… to get six, seven and eight is fairly unprecedented for us. I don’t think we’ve had a draft hand like that, so that’s really good.”