Journalist Damian Barrett has today given big updates on all the potential moving pieces in the trade period and free agency.
Speaking on AFL.com.au, Barrett said that GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel is edging toward a move back to Victoria after seven seasons at the Giants.
“There’s a belief in Victoria that he’s get-able to get him out of that contract,” Barrett said.
Barrett added that GWS “need to shift at least $1 million off their books”, which could include moving Tom Scully onto another club.
“Essendon and Hawthorn are well aware of that situation,” he said.
When asked about Andrew Gaff’s place over the off-season, Barrett said “I feel it’s stay at West Coast or go to North Melbourne.”
Gaff is originally from Melbourne.
Barrett suggested that Port Adelaide have given up hope of keeping Jared Polec, saying “Port Adelaide has long known it can’t match it (North Melbourne’s offer).”
Barrett also said that “the talk is getting stronger by the day that Carlton is going to do something with their draft picks” in an attempt to land Crows forward Mitch McGovern.
Finally, Barrett gave an update on both Suns co-captains Tom Lynch and Steven May, saying the Lynch sweepstakes are still alive.
“Collingwood hasn’t given up,” Barrett said.
“I do know Clarko (Alastair Clakrson) will not die wondering,” he added.
The AFL.com.au reporter also said Steven May could be on the way out of the club this year despite having a year to run on his deal.
“The Suns I believe are open to him being moved out this year if he can’t commit to them soon beyond that deal.”