BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Tom Rockliff and the Lions leave the field at half time during the round 13 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the West Coast Eagles at The Gabba on June 18, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Contract talks between Rockliff and Lions stall

Contract negotiations between the Brisbane Lions and skipper Tom Rockliff have stalled.

Rockliff is said to be keen to extend his stay at the Gabba, however, the two parties remain some way apart on the captain’s value, with his manager withdrawing his contract proposal after he could not come to an agreement with the club.

“We couldn’t come to an agreement on numbers and years, I was injured for a while then also and couldn’t play the sort of footy I knew I was capable of, I just thought it was the best thing,’’ the 26-year-old, who has one year to run on his current contract, told News Corp Australia.

“I’m the captain of the football club, I’ve been through the hard times and I want to see this through, so I don’t think there’s any uncertainty around that.’’

Rockliff reportedly wants a five-year deal worth around $4 million, with the club so far unwilling to come to the party.

He has played 126 games for Brisbane since making debut in 2009.