With the trade and free agency periods set to kick-off in a matter of days, the winds of changes ahead have lifted their knots.

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


Who? What? When? Where? Why? -  We have you covered with our ultimate guide

From the names that are likely to land at your club, to those that are set to depart.

From the re-signings your side has already secured, to the draft hand at your recruiting team's disposal.

From the beginning of the madness, right until quitting time on the final day - we have you covered with our ultimate guide to the off-season events.

MORE: Your ultimate guide to the 2021 AFL Free Agency and Trade Period 


No interest in 'Captain Coniglio'

Despite several media members suggesting that a move back to Western Australia would benefit GWS captain Stephen Coniglio, the Giants' general manager of football operations Jason McCartney has claimed that no offers have arisen.

McCartney told AFL Trade Radio that he had not been approached by the Fremantle Dockers about trying to pry the contracted skipper away from the Giants.

FULL STORY: Giants claim quiet on Coniglio front

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Jake Riccardi of the Giants celebrates a goal with Stephen Coniglio during the round 14 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Optus Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Plenty to play out in pair of deals

Both Jordan Dawson and Jordan Clark are almost certain to have to wait before finding new homes as respectively, the Crows, Swans, Cats and Dockers have plenty to discuss before deals can be done.

Adelaide's draft hand is expected to make landing Dawson from Sydney a tough ask, while Geelong are yet to even set Fremantle an asking price for Clark's services.

DETAILS: Four clubs facing tricky talks in deals for Swans gun, speedy Cat


Free agent Roo "unlikely" to remain at Arden Street

North Melbourne midfielder Trent Dumont is "unlikely" to remain at the Kangaroos as he searches for a contract beyond 2021, according to The Herald Sun. 

The 26-year-old, who is an unrestricted free agent, managed only 14 games this season after returning from a calf injury in Round 9.

Dumont has played 113 games for North Melbourne over his seven seasons at the club, finishing top-five in the club's best-and-fairest in 2019 and 2020.

MORE: North Melbourne midfielder tipped to depart

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Trent Dumont of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on August 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)


Pies keen to pursue tall Cat, future of Dog still to be decided

Collingwood' General Manager of Football Graham Wright has explained that he has spoken with Geelong about securing the services of 22-year-old tall forward option Nathan Kreuger for the future.

However, Wright also expressed that he had not opened dialogue with the Dogs about luring Patrick Lipinski to the Holden Centre.

DETAILS: Magpies confirms talks for Cats tall


Could this fringe Pups make a Sweet steal?

Bulldogs ruckman Jordon Sweet is understood to be gaining interest from rival clubs after being left out-of-favour in Luke Beveridge's side this season.

Sweet made his AFL debut in Round 5 against the Suns and would tally a total of five appearances for the Dogs in 2021, often playing in the absence of either veteran ruck Stefan Martin or promising tall Tim English.

The 23-year-old was not selected in critical matches late into the season despite Martin's continued battle with injury, as Beveridge opted for defender Lewis Young to lead ruck duties while English played forward.

FULL STORY: Bulldogs tall on radar of rivals

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Former Saint and Crow explains North move

Delisted Crows forward Tom Lynch has confirmed his venture to Arden Street for next season, linking up with North Melbourne in a coaching capacity.

The 31-year-old was not offered a new deal at Adelaide for the 2022 season, ending a 158-game stint at West Lakes.

Reports emerged last week that Lynch would be heading to the Kangaroos for next season, however would be doing so as a coach to aid the club's development.

Lynch confirmed his next move on Trade Radio this week, while stating there is a chance he could be pulling on the blue and white stripes.

FULL STORY: Delisted Crow confirms Roos move


Eclectic trifecta to stay on with Swans

Sydney have confirmed the re-signings of Braeden Campbell, Callum Sinclair and Colin O'Riordan for the future.

The club announced on Thursday that the trio have secured their stay with the Swans, with Campbell inking a new deal keeping him in the Harbour City until the end of the 2025 season.

MORE: Sydney trio sign new deals 


Fledgling Magpies recommit 

Young Magpies duo Trey Ruscoe and Jack Ginnivan have extended their stay at Collingwood.

The club announced on Wednesday that Ruscoe has signed for two years, extending his time at the club to at least the end of 2023, whilst Ginnivan has extended for one season.

DETAILS: Promising Magpies pair sign extensions

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Jack Ginnivan of the Magpies celebrates a goal during the round 20 AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 31, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)