MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Michael Hibberd of the Essendon Bombers competes for the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Dees chasing banned Don Hibberd

Melbourne coach Paul Roos says the Dees are interested in banned Essendon defender Michael Hibberd.

Speaking on SEN Radio, Roos said the club has discussed the prospect of signing Hibberd.

However, the premiership coach said he is unaware how far negotiations have progressed.

“Have we discussed Michael (Hibberd)? Yes we have, I don’t know at what level it has got too though,” Roos said.

Six of Essendon’s current 12 banned players (Tom Bellchambers, Travis Colyer, David Myers, Dyson Heppell, Cale Hooker and Heath Hocking) have so far committed to the club for the 2017 season.

Hibberd, 26, has played 84 career matches with the Bombers since being selected with pick No.4 in the 2011 Pre-Season Draft.