Fox Sports journalist Tom Morris has provided a rapid update on the futures of a raft of underutilized names across the competition.

Speaking via SEN radio waves on Tuesday morning, Morris suggested that players from a series of clubs could well be landing at new homes next season.

With the news that Richmond pair Callum Coleman-Jones and Mabior Chol are set to accept long-term deals with North Melbourne and Gold Coast respectively, the scribe was of the belief that the shifts could have a domino effect on other talls seeking trades this off-season.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30: Callum Coleman-Jones of the Tigers celebrates with Jack Riewoldt and Hugo Ralphsmith of the Tigers after kicking a goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at GIANTS Stadium on May 30, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)


“[Callum Coleman-Jones] going to North Melbourne on a four-year deal, we know Gold Coast offered five years. They’ll have to work out a trade [with Richmond]," Morris began.

“But what this means for other key forwards around the market is very interesting.

“It means Sam Weideman probably doesn’t have a suitor because North Melbourne has gone for Coleman-Jones. Gold Coast isn’t a suitor for Weideman because they’ve gone for Mabior Chol.

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Rory Lobb is sort of in limbo in some ways even though he is contracted for another two years.

“So what North Melbourne and Gold Coast has done has a flow-on effect for other key forwards looking for a new home.”

Fellow tall Peter Ladhams could finally trade Alberton for Moore Park this year, after the Swans were said to enquire about his services at the cessation of last season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies and Peter Ladhams of the Power compete for the ball during the 2021 AFL Round 10 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Port Adelaide Power at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 23, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Although a move is yet to be agreed upon, Morris held the view that by raising the mustachioed 23-year-old's name, it would strengthen the Powers' ability to land Sydney's Jordan Dawson at the trade table.

“Last year Sydney wanted Peter Ladhams and Port Adelaide said no," he continued.

“This year Port has put him on the trade table and I think it’s a nice tactic from Port Adelaide to show Sydney and Jordan Dawson that they can get a trade done with a player involved as well.

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“They’re saying ‘hey you wanted him last year’ … they can then get Dawson to the club without giving up too much in terms of draft picks.

“I think that is smart play by Port Adelaide.”

This view has since been discounted with the Tuesday afternoon announcement that Dawson has opted to join the Crows.

Geelong dasher Jordan Clark could be set for a return to his state of origin, after reportedly meeting with Fremantle Football Club officials.

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)

However, the shift won't be entirely straight forward given that the former pick 15 has a signed agreement with the Cats for another season.

“He [Clark] had a meeting with Justin Longmuir and Fremantle last Wednesday, he is in Perth, he’s a West Australian and was there for Geelong’s finals campaign," Morris revealed.

“There’s an expectation now from the Cats and Clark’s camp that there will be discussions this week that will explore a possible trade.

“Doesn’t mean he’s going to walk in and demand a trade … he has another year on his contract, but I think they’re going to have a mature discussion in which a trade is explored and Fremantle is the logical home.”

Meanwhile, despite the fact the Blues are yet to name their 35th coach, the Princes Park club are still seen as the frontrunners to secure Adam Cerra's services due to rival suitors being forced to look elsewhere.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: Adam Cerra of the Dockers signals for the ball during the round 10 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on May 27, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“Richmond is as far out of the race as any other team. You can’t say 100 per cent because there can always be a late change," Morris explained.

“But my understanding with Cerra is that Carlton is still the club and that’s because Melbourne can’t get [a deal] done.

“I can’t imagine a situation where Robbie D’Orazio and Paul Connors, his manager, allow him to nominate a club that he can’t get to. He will nominate a club that he can get to and at the moment that is Carlton, even though Melbourne has had a serious crack. There’s no draft pick they can offer and there’s not going to be any players they’re going to give up either.”

Morris also stated that despite their past deeds, former Crow Daniel Talia and ex-Saint Luke Dunstan may need to be patient or come up with other plans for their futures.

It has been reported that due to Talia's partner working a high-paying gig in the city of churches, a move interstate may not come to fruition.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Daniel Talia of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Jack Higgins of the Tigers during the round 16 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

In Dunstan's case, Morris stated that Essendon could well be interested in his services given they are after an inside midfielder, but due to the fleet of names available on the market, nothing remains certain for the South Australian product.

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Morris also claimed that despite Scott Pendlebury, Jack Ziebell and Touk Miller all currently yet to agree to extensions with their respective clubs, fans of the Pies, Roos and Suns can rest easy that the trio will remain where they are.

Still, Miller's situation at Carrara remains intriguing given the Suns are yet to agree to the  All-Australian's asking price.

“Discussions have been ongoing for four or five months as far as extending him for about four or five years, maybe six years," Morris raised.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Touk Miller of the Suns celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 21 AFL match between Carlton Blues and Gold Coast Suns at Marvel Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

“He wants about $850,000 to $880,000 per year. I don’t think you can argue that’s unfair given how important he is to the Suns and his loyalty, but the Suns at the moment are offering about $750,000.

“There’s a bit of an impasse. That will get resolved. He’ll get re-signed.

“The Suns also have in the back of their head that next year they want to keep Jack Lukosius, next year they want to keep Izak Rankine and Ben King.

“They can’t be offering Touk Miller everything, because that might ruin their list build elsewhere.”

Giants youngster Jake Riccardi is also predicted to turn down Essendon's advances and instead opt to lengthen his stay in Sydney's west.

According to Morris, the 21-year-old is poised to pen a two-year deal.