SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Jordan Dawson of the Swans is tackled by Harry McKay of the Blues during the round 17 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 13, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Negotiations between the Swans and Crows for versatile midfielder Jordan Dawson are likely to be drawn out as Adelaide look to please Sydney's demands for the South Australian talent.

Dawson requested a trade back to his home state earlier this month, opting for the Crows over Port Adelaide in what is a major coup for the West Lakes club.

Sydney and Adelaide are now set to open up trade discussions to find an agreement, however the Crows' current draft hand looks likely to make initial talks difficult.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: Jordan Dawson of the Swans catches the ball during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Lakeside Oval on March 05, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Adelaide currently hold picks 4, 23, 37, 59, 63 for the 2021 National Draft, with their first-round selections for both this season and next year seen as non-negotiable assets in trade discussions, per AFL.com.au

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The Swans are also unlikely to see Pick 23 as a fitting exchange for Dawson's services, leaving the outlook on a fitting exchange unclear.

The situation could see a third club brought into discussions in order to reach an agreement, with Dawson's worth ranging between picks 10-20.

Geelong and Fremantle also look likely to be reaching roadblocks for contracted Cats utility Jordan Clark, who is yet to formally request a move back to Western Australia.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Jordan Clark of the Cats celebrates kicking a goal during the round 3 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 05, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Dockers and Clark are understood to have met in recent weeks, with the 20-year-old weighing up his future.

Geelong have reportedly set an asking price somewhere between Fremantle's two draft selections of picks 8 and 27, while the Dockers are understood to see their latter pick as a fair exchange for the 32-gamer, per AFL Media

Clark was recruited to the Cats as the 15th overall selection at the 2018 National Draft, and has shown promising glimpses in the hoops despite limited opportunities.

After trading their 2021 first-round selection to Richmond last year, the Cats currently hold picks 30, 32, 34, 52 for this year's count.