Essendon and Port Adelaide look to be at a crossroads surrounding trade negotiations for Orazio Fantasia, with Bombers list manager Adrian Dodoro reportedly requesting one of five Power players to get the deal done.
Fantasia looks set on a move to South Australia this year after backflipping on a move home 12 months ago, but it could be the bargaining that stalls any deal this time around.
It is understood that Port offered a second-round selection valued at pick 28 in a straight swap for Fantasia, with Essendon turning down the deal in hope of adding a first-round selection.
The Power do not hold a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, with Dodoro turning his attention to Port Adelaide’s list.
Port Adelaide hold picks 28, 34, 46, 56, 58 and 94 in the 2020 draft.