It has been another busy week in the AFL trade and player movement space, with the season of delistings getting underway, while the first trade request of the off-season arose.

A heap of contracted players have been tied to moves elsewhere, while the small forward market is heating up.

Catch up on all of the latest AFL trade news and rumours with our weekly wrap!

Dockers confirm young wingman's trade request 

The first trade request of the off-season came just three days after the home and away season ended, with Dockers wingman Liam Henry requesting a move away from Cockburn.

While a destination hasn't been set, Henry looms likely to land in Victoria, with several clubs from the footy-centric state said to have the unsigned Docker in their sights.

READ: Dockers speedster requests trade

Dons star knocks back interest to sign long-term deal

Essendon midfielder Darcy Parish turned down reported interest from Geelong to recommit to the Bombers until the end of the 2028 season.

The restricted free agent had hit a standstill in negotiations with the club recently, but has managed to broker a deal with the Dons to extend his stay in the red sash.


Darcy Parish during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

Bombers to meet with contracted Kangaroo

Essendon is expected to meet with North Melbourne youngster Tarryn Thomas as the Roos midfielder assesses his options despite being tied to Arden Street for the 2024 season.

Bombers coach Brad Scott was with the Kangaroos when Thomas joined the club as a top 10 pick, and would hand the flashy onballer his debut.

Any move for Thomas is likely to cost the Bombers a pretty penny if they wish to secure the 23-year-old's signature.

STORY: Victorian club set to meet with contracted Kangaroos star

Chol reportedly on trade table

Contracted Gold Coast forward Mabior Chol has emerged as a shock trade option for rival clubs following just two years with the Suns.

Chol left Richmond at the end of the 2021 season and will now reunite with former Tigers coach Damien Hardwick at Carrara, however the key forward is said to be gettable for the right price.

Multiple reports have suggested Chol, who is contacted until the end of 2025 season, could gain some interest as Gold Coast prepare to shape their list under the incoming Hardwick.

READ: Contracted Sun “definitely” available

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Mabior Chol of the Suns celebrates kicking a goal during the round 20 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on July 31, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Crows to contend with rivals for Essendon backman

Adelaide could ruffle Port Adelaide's feathers as they look to join their state rivals in the race for unsigned Essendon defender Brandon Zerk-Thatcher.

A South Australian, Zerk-Thatchers has recently been flagged as a strong chance to join the Power, who have also been linked to Geelong's Esava Ratugolea.

The Crows, who are likely to require assistance for their backline to start next season due to injuries, have emerged as a suitor for the reportedly Departing Bombers backman.

MORE: New suitor for in-demand Bomber reportedly emerges

Young Hawk nearing request home

Hawthorn small forward Tyler Brockman is said to be nearing a call to request a move back to his home state of Western Australia this off-season.

Brockman enjoyed a strong third season in the brown and gold but has held off recommitting to the club, with a potential move to West Coast now in consideration.

The small forward's desire to head west could help the Dockers potentially broker a deal that would see Liam Henry land in Victoria, and potentially with the Hawks.

READ: Hawks forward requests trade home

Hawks reportedly looking at star Dog, wantaway Docker

Hawthorn are said to be circling Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith, with the Waverley club reportedly prepared to strike if the midfielder seeks a move away from Whitten Oval.

Smith, who is signed to the Dogs until the end of next year, is reportedly seen as a potential trade target, while the Bulldogs have stood firm in their belief he will be at the club next year.

The former Pick 7 selection could demand a pair of first-round picks in negotiations if he is to pursue a move away from the Kennel.

MORE: Victorian club linked to Bulldogs star, Fremantle young gun

Bailey Smith during the 2022 AFL Round 1 match between Melbourne and Western Bulldogs (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

In-demand Port forward set to stay

Port Adelaide forward Mitch Georgiades has reportedly signed a four-year contract extension at Alberton Oval.

7 News Perth's Ryan Daniels revealed this week that Georgiades has turned his back on interest from Western Australian and Victorian clubs to extend his stay with the Power through to free agency.

The new deal will lock Georgiades away until the end of the 2027 season.

STORY: Port Adelaide forward Mitch Georgiades reportedly makes call on future

North tall expected to depart

Former Mid-Season Draft No.1 pick Jacob Edwards could be part of a ruthless list cull at the Kangaroos this off-season, with the uncapped tall yet to be re-signed at Arden Street for 2024.

Edwards hasn't been able to break into the senior side in his two-and-a-half years in the blue and white to be facing an uncertain future at North Melbourne.

A difficult past two seasons for the club and its players has also impacted Edwards' thinking for the future, with the 20-year-old contemplating whether to continue pursuing his dream at the professional level.

EXCLUSIVE: Young Kangaroo facing uncertain future at Arden Street

The players West Coast could target

We've named the five players the Eagles could pursue through the trade period this year after a wooden spoon finish.

A handful of local names, ruck assistance and a Roos backman are among the targets we believe West Coast should consider this off-season.

TRADE TARGETS: Five trade targets for EVERY AFL club - West Coast Eagles

Trade update provided on quartet of Blues

Carlton forward Jack Silvagni is seen more likely to re-sign than depart the Blues this year, according to SEN's Sam Edmund.

Edmund has revealed the athletic forward is now leaning toward staying after his future at Princes Park was questioned, with a contract yet to be signed beyond this season.

Edmund also provided the latest on Paddy Dow, Zac Fisher and Lochie O'Brien, who could be hitting the open market over the next month.

MORE: Carlton trio facing uncertain future, forward tipped to stay

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Zac Fisher of the Blues looks to pass the ball during the round two AFL match between Carlton Blues and Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on March 23, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

SA club emerges as leading contender for Grundy

Port Adelaide is said to be the club leading the race for Brodie Grundy, who is expected to favour a move to South Australian instead of Sydney.

The Swans have been linked to the out-of-favour Melbourne recruit, however a return to his home state via a move to the Power is reportedly more likely to occur.

Grundy is contracted until the end of 2027 but is said to be available as a trade target after a year with the Demons given the struggling experiment to partner with Melbourne captain Max Gawn.

STORY: Front-runner for Demon Brodie Grundy emerges

Right price could unlock trade war for contracted Sun

The Gold Coast Suns will reportedly listen to offers for contracted Victorian midfielder Elijah Hollands, with a deal potentially landing if the right price is tabled for the third-year onballer.

Hollands struggled to cement his place at AFL level under Stuart Dew this year before the coach's sacking, with the Murray Bushrangers product managing a strong of games after his departure.

The young midfielder fell back out of the Suns' side, with his situation piquing the interest of Victorian rivals.

READ: Clubs reportedly made aware Suns are open to moving former top 10 pick

Manager's call out for contracted client

The agent of contracted St Kilda midfielder Jack Billings has pleaded his client's case, stating clubs would greatly benefit from the fringe Saint's services.

Paul Connors told Gettable this week that Billings could be open to a move elsewhere as he struggles for minutes under coach Ross Lyon.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Jack Billings of the Saints in action during the 2022 AFL Round 16 match between the Carlton Blues and the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on July 01, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Billings has played just the three games this year due to several injury setbacks.

STORY: Agent claims “not enough” clubs interested in contracted Saint

Five players the Dogs could consider

The Western Bulldogs have had several of their own players floated as trade targets in 2023, but who could the Dogs be looking at in the off-season to bolster their own list?

We've named some defensive options, a pair of free agents, and some midfield class that could help steer Luke Beveridge's side back to September next year.

TRADE TARGETS: Five trade targets for every AFL club - Western Bulldogs