MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Joe Daniher of the Bombers looks on following the round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Port Adelaide Power at Marvel Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Two of the league’s toughest negotiators in Essendon’s Adrian Dodoro and Brisbane’s Dom Ambrogio are going toe-to-toe over Joe Daniher’s move to Brisbane, with a deal reportedly far from done, per SEN’s Sam Edmund.

Daniher, a restricted free agent, is hoping for a move to the Queensland capital as the pair of list managers look to come to an agreement via Zoom calls.

With player manager Tom Petroro also looped into the calls, both parties are struggling to land on an agreement for what matches the injury-prone forward’s worth.

JOE DANIHER
Forward
Essendon
2020 SEASON AVG
9.5
Disposals
6.3
Marks
0.8
Goals

Dodoro, who recently requested a number of Carlton’s best young players in exchange for wantaway defender Adam Saad, is understood to be after a number of high value options from the Lions.

With Brisbane reportedly tabling a five-year, $3 million deal for Daniher, the Bombers would be compensated with an estimated late first-round selection, with Essendon seeking more.

If the Bombers aren’t keen on a suspected pick 20, they could look to force a trade with the Lions, hence the current negotiations.

But with both Dodoro and Ambrogio set-out to play hardball, Daniher’s future hangs in the balance.

The 26-year-old was a shining light for Essendon during his Round 14 return, but the remainder of his season suggested their is plenty of work to be done if he is to return to his once-stellar form.

Brisbane are likely to hold picks 18 (their own) & 19 (from Port Adelaide) at the upcoming AFL Draft , depending on the results over the next two weeks.