ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Brett Deledio of the Tigers wins the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on July 1, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Deledio interested in joining Geelong

As has been reported for some time now, Brett Deledio has expressed interest in joining the Cats.

Richmond football manager, Dan Richardson, told AFL Trade Radio that Deledio has informed the club of his desire to join Geelong.

“Geelong have expressed their interest. We’ve had some discussions today but didn’t progress too far,” Richardson said.

“But it’s the first day so there’s a long way to go.

“Brett has expressed his intention in (joining) Geelong as well.

“But we won’t be letting Brett go for nothing that’s for sure.

“He certainly understands that he’s a contracted and required player and more than likely still plays for us next year.”

Earlier on Monday, Geelong list manager Stephen also confirmed the Cats’ interest in Deledio.

Meanwhile, despite earlier reports, Richardson said the club is not interested in recruiting Geelong’s Steven Motlop.

“Steve is probably not a player that we’re interested in,” he said.

Richardson also said Ben Lennon has expressed his desire to explore his trade options.