MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Jesse Hogan of the Demons celebrates a goal during the round 20 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Gold Coast Suns at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Fremantle have withdrawn their name from the Jesse Hogan race, after it became clear the two parties are too far away on a current deal.

“We have been undertaking a due diligence process as part of a possible trade to secure Jesse Hogan,” Fremantle football boss Peter Bell said in a statement.

“As part of that process, we have had discussions with Jesse, the player’s management and Melbourne.

“While discussions were proceeding it became clear that what Melbourne would be seeking for a trade would not be possible for our club to meet.

“As such, we have informed Melbourne and Jesse’s management that we will not be continuing further with the due diligence process.”