Trade Period is here, with clubs officially digging into advanced discussions to land star names, role players or more draft picks for this year and beyond.

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

DONE DEAL: Cats tall makes move to Magpies

Collingwood have landed Geelong tall Nathan Kreuger as part of a trade that will see both clubs exchange later draft picks.

Kreuger will venture to the Holden Centre along with Pick 55, with the Cats gaining Pick 41 in return.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Nathan Kreuger of the Cats is tackled by Jack Mahony of the Kangaroos during the 2021 AFL Round 20 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Geelong Cats at Blundstone Arena on July 31, 2021 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Grant Viney/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The 22-year-old has played two games for Geelong since being recruited to Kardinia Park in 2018 after the Cats traded with Carlton to land special access to the South Australian spearhead.

READ MORE: Kreuger makes switch to Holden Centre 

Victorian club enters the race for in-demand tall

Hawthorn are the latest club showing interest in Port Adelaide ruckman Peter Ladhams this trade period.

The 23-year-old remains contracted to Alberton Oval until the end of the 2022 season, however an exit meeting with the Power is believed to have seen the club suggest the ruck-forward looks for a new home.

Ladhams is understood to have gained interest from the Swans, Cats and Bulldogs since being granted permission to assess his options, with almost half the league looking to bolster their ruck stocks in the off-season.

FULL STORY: Hawks newest club in for Ladhams

Saints eyeing rival rucks

St Kilda are reportedly looking close to home as they seek an off-season ruck acquisition to assist Rowan Marshall and veteran Paddy Ryder next season.

After initially being linked with Port Adelaide's Peter Ladhams, the Saints are also reportedly interested in Kangaroo Tristan Xerri and Bulldog Jordon Sweet.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Jordon Sweet of the Bulldogs competes with Peter Ladhams of the Power during the 2021 AFL Round 09 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval on May 15, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Xerri, who is contracted to North Melbourne, has played 12 games for the club since his debut in 2020 but has been dominant at VFL level, earning him an AFL recall in Round 13 of 2021, leading to a run of eight games in the second half of the season.

READ MORE: Xerri and Sweet in sights of Saints

Blues to land later pick for SPS as Eagles wing won’t be included

Carlton are reportedly set to receive West Coast's third-round selection in exchange for wantaway former No.6 pick Sam Petrevski-Seton.

The 23-year-old requested a move back to his home state of Western Australia last month, with the Eagles named as his preferred landing spot ahead of the exchange window.

The Blues and Eagles are understood to be in advanced talks to land a deal that would suit both parties, however it seems Carlton aren't likely to receive a pick in the opening two rounds or winger Jarrod Brander, who has been of interest to the Princes Park club.

DETAILS: Blues to hand over midfielder for cheap pick 

Contracted Suns onballer tipped to land with rival club

Gold Coast Suns midfielder Will Brodie has sparked big interest from the Fremantle Dockers.

Fox Footy's Tom Morris reports that the 23-year-old will "almost certainly" join Fremantle as a delisted free agent, particularly due to the midfielder having one year remaining on his current contract.

AFL Rd 1 - Gold Coast v Port Adelaide
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Will Brodie of the Suns handballs during the round 1 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on March 21, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

However, the two clubs could look to find an agreement where Brodie is delisted by the Suns and picked up by Fremantle this off-season.

READ MORE: Brodie likely to move west

Magpies skipper signs on

In great news for Collingwood fans skipper, Scott Pendlebury has finally inked a contract extension to tie him to the club for the near future.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year deal to keep him at the Holden Centre until the end of season 2023, with the veteran already having appeared on 334 occasions for the Pies in his lengthy career.

Although various inside sources and even Pendlebury himself made it clear that he was staying at Collingwood, it still comes as a huge relief for fans that he has officially signed.

FULL STORY: Pendlebury inks new deal at Collingwood

Crows increase trade offer for Dawson

Adelaide are understood to have looked to the Bulldogs to boost their chances of attaining departing Swans gun Jordan Dawson this trade period.

The Swans had reportedly asked for a first-round selection in exchange for the 24-year-old, despite the Crows not looking to part with either their top pick of 2021 (Pick 4) or their future option.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Jordan Dawson of the Swans celebrates kicking a goal during the round 17 AFL match between Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium on July 11, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Dogs currently hold Pick 17, which they would be keen to split into later selections in order to acquire the needed amount of draft points to draft highly-touted father-son prospect Sam Darcy.

Now, Fox Footy's Tom Morris reports that the Crows have looked to get the green light from the Western Bulldogs and have tabled an offer that would include Pick 17 heading to the Swans.

READ MORE: Crows up exchange offering for wantaway Swan

Former Crow aiming for AFL return

Despite a tumultuous start to his footballing career, small forward Tyson Stengle has signalled his intent to get back to AFL level.

Stengle appeared on 14 occasions for the Crows, booting 13 goals over the two seasons he spent at West Lakes, however failed to nail down a spot in the side despite their underwhelming performances.

Speaking to 9 News Adelaide, the explosive forward made it clear that his intentions were to get back to where he was prior to this year.

READ MORE: Stengle keeping AFL dream alive

Draft-active Tigers eyeing gun midfield prospect

Richmond may look to utilise their strong draft hand this trade period in hope of moving further up the order of this year's National Draft in November.

The Tigers currently hold picks 7, 15, 26, 28, 38, 42 and 47 in this year's count -  arguably the strongest bundle of selections Punt Road has owned - and could gain further selections with the pending departure of Callum Coleman-Jones.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30: Callum Coleman-Jones of the Tigers celebrates with Jack Riewoldt and Hugo Ralphsmith of the Tigers after kicking a goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at GIANTS Stadium on May 30, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

According to The Herald Sun, the Tigers have their sights set on Horsham product Ben Hobbs, who is touted as a top-three midfielder in the 2021 crop that would not warrant a bid from an already attached club.

DRAFT NEWS: Richmond hoping to recruit Hobbs 

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