With the free agency period off and running and each club assembling their trade tables ahead of Monday morning, the chatter is starting to intensify.

Read up on all of today's news, rumours and analysis for this off-season.


Defensive minded mid lands at Princes Park 

George Hewett will call Carlton home in 2022 after Sydney decided not to match the Blues' free-agency offer.

The 25-year-old played 120 games in a red and white guernsey after first debuting in 2014, but has become the first official casualty of the Swans' recent salary cap squeeze.

Though Carlton were not forced to part with any picks to secure Hewett given his restricted free-agent status, the Moore Park club will receive an end of round two compensation during this November's national draft.

FULL STORY: Former Swan links up with Blues


Roos and Suns employ American tactics 

North Melbourne and Gold Coast are reportedly organising a deal that would see the Roos gain both Darcy MacPherson and a first-round pick while the Suns will gain breathing space in return.

In a move routinely undertaken in American sports, the Suns would be willing to part with both the 23-year-old and the 19th pick in the draft in what is known as a 'salary dump'.

MORE: Roos and Suns concoct unique market deal

 


Docker and Cat proposed to trade places 

Fremantle defender Darcy Tucker is reportedly being eyed off by Geelong ahead of the trade period.

According to a report from The West Australian's Braden Quartermaine, the Cats are waiting to pounce on out-of-contract Victorian as he is yet to be offered an extension by the Dockers.

Given the pivot city side's interest in the 24-year-old, Tucker could become part of a trade package the allows Jordan Clark to wear a purple guernsey next season.

DETAILS: Another Victorian Docker linked with move home

 

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Darcy Tucker of the Dockers runs with the ball during the round 20 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos via Getty Images )


West Coast in the market for Sweet trade table deal 

West Coast have reportedly set the wheels in motion to make fringe Bulldog Jordon Sweet an Eagle in 2022.

With the 23-year-old's contract with the Whitten Oval club having expired at the cessation of this season, the Perth powerhouse have asked the question about moving the Pup further west.

FULL STORY: Eagles eye Pups big man


Dons open up on King, confirm Saint could find new home 

Essendon General Manager of Football Josh Mahoney has explained that the Bombers will "look at all the different options" in regards to the possible acquisition of Gold Coast key forward Ben King.

Mahoney also added that the Bombers could well be in a place to offer former Saint Luke Dunstan a lifeline next season.

MORE: Bombers speak on King interest, signal life for ex-Saint

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Luke Dunstan of the Saints is tackled by Brodie Grundy of the Magpies during the round nine AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium on May 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


Veteran Hawks reportedly up for grabs 

In an effort to strengthen their arsenal ahead of November's national draft, Hawthorn could place several veteran names on the trade table.

Jack Gunston, Luke Breust, Jaeger O'Meara, Chad Wingard and Brownlow Medallist, Tom Mitchell could all find new homes if the rebuilding Hawks are keen for early selections.

DETAILS: Wholesale changes proposed for Waverley