The Gold Coast Suns have ruled themselves out of the race for Collingwood star Adam Treloar, reports The Gold Coast Bulletin’s Tom Boswell.
It comes a day after Brisbane football boss David Noble confirmed the gun onballer “wouldn’t be an option” for the club to target this trade period.
The Suns were the first team linked to to the 27-year old amid news that his partner Kim Ravaillion had signed a 10-month contract with Super Netball’s Queensland Firebirds for 2021.
However, it now appears highly unlikely that Treloar will be joining Ravaillion in making the move north.
Collingwood were reportedly interested in Gold Coast’s Pick 5 in a trade for Treloar, with Suns coach Stuart Dew even admitting it could be on the table in exchange for the right player.
It comes just 12 months after a conversation was reportedly held as the Pies looked to snare one of the first two picks of the 2019 AFL draft from the Suns.
In what has turned into an ugly standoff, Treloar believes Collingwood is trying to offload his heavily back-ended contract, which spans until the end of 2025 where it raises to as much as $900,000.
The club is even reportedly willing to pay part of his 2021 salary to get him off the books.
The Age’s Sam McClure reported on Tuesday night that Collingwood’s main concern is with Treloar is his capacity to play at an elite level with his family interstate.
The AFL trade period runs from November 4-12.