Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne says he did not request a trade during the recent trade period, despite reports to the contrary.
Ballantyne had been linked with a move to West Coast during the off-season and admitted his manager is always exploring all options, however, denied requesting a move to the Eagles.
"My ambition was always to stay as a Fremantle player my whole career and the fact I'm here and training hard with the boys getting ready for 2017, I'm as happy as ever," Ballantyne said.
"(There was) a lot of outside noise, but I've got used to a lot of outside noise through my career.
"My manager does a great job and he dealt with all the rubbish outside. For me, it didn't faze me in the slightest.
"I didn't ask for a trade… (I was) open to look at all the possibilities for my football career."
Ballantyne, who has a year to run on his contract, played 20 games and kicked 26 goals last season, with a fractured cheekbone sidelining him for two games late in the year.