Day one of the 2022 trade period is in the books, with AFL clubs taking the necessary steps in their pursuit of acquiring talent.

The day started with plenty of reaction to the shock trade request submitted by 2021's No.1 Pick Jason Horne-Francis, who now looms as a likely chance to find himself at Port Adelaide this off-season.

But while the whirlwind revelation headlined the day's events, plenty of business was signed and sealed as Tim Taranto was traded to the Tigers in exchange for picks 12 and 19, while Bobby Hill became a Pie.

List managers from all 18 clubs also came together in Melbourne on Monday to work through trade talks and questions from the media, proving plenty of insight into how the coming days will pan out.

Here's a trade wrap following the opening day of the trade window...

Latest on the Horne-Francis situation

2021's No.1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis submitted a request away from the club to Port Adelaide on Sunday night.

The prized selection dropped the bombshell on the eve of the trade period, requesting he be traded back to his hometown of Adelaide.

North Melbourne list manager Brady Rawlings spoke to the media on Monday morning, expressing the club's disappointment in Horne-Francis' decision after one season at Arden Street.

"It was disappointing when the request came through, we've invested a lot into this player with Pick 1 last year," he said.

"We were hoping he would want to serve out his career at the club, but it's not to be and he wants to go back to South Australia.

"We back ourselves in as a club that could put the best environment around him and get the best football out of him, but the going home factor has become too strong and that's why the request was made."

LATEST: Roos, Port shed light on Horne-Francis discussions 

Dow to explore options amid selection uncertainty 

Fringe Carlton midfielder Paddy Dow is set to assess his options this off-season despite being contracted at Ikon Park for 2023.

Dow has been placed on the outskirts of Michael Voss' senior side this season, featuring in just two games this year while being an unused medical sub on two more occasions.

But despite the lack of opportunities at AFL level, Dow didn't shy away from showing his best, taking out Carlton's VFL best and fairest award after a dominant campaign in the second tier.

Blues list boss Nick Austin has confirmed Dow will weigh up any external interest in the trade period, which commenced on Monday morning.

READ: Dow assessing future despite contract for 2023 

Pies provide update on Grundy, could land rival ruckman

Collingwood football boss Graham Wright has provided an update on where conversations with ruckman Brodie Grundy and Melbourne sit in regards to trade discussions.

Grundy is expected to join the Demons despite being contracted to Collingwood until the end of 2027.

Speaking on Monday, Wright revealed talks with the Demons and Grundy's management are a "fair way down the track" as all parties plan for a trade in the week ahead.

With Mason Cox into the twilight of his career and Darcy Cameron turning 28 next season, Collingwood are open to adding more talent to their ruck stocks.

FULL STORY: Collingwood set for ruck shuffle 

Every club's top target for 2022

The 2022 trade period is open, with all 18 clubs set to continue their wheeling and dealings to both add and subtract from their list for next season.

In what shapes to be one of the most significant exchange periods in the league's history, we've looked to identify each club's top target for the off-season.

We've listed your side's priority signing as the 10-day trade window opens.

FULL LIST: Every club's priority signing for the 2022 trade period 

Dockers stay firm on Lobb stance

Fremantle has confirmed that they expect Rory Lobb to remain at the club next season, saying that he is not on the trade table as the official trade period gets underway.

Lobb has been linked with a move to the Western Bulldogs, requesting a trade away from the Dockers for the second year in a row, but looks set to remain in purple beyond 2022.

Speaking to media ahead of the first day of trade period, Fremantle's Head of Player Personnel David Walls offered his club's intentions.

"We've got no intention of trading Rory," Walls said.

"The club statement we put out, we still stand by that. We expect Rory to be with us next year."

READ: Dockers provide latest on Rory Lobb 

Cats tall not going anywhere

Cats list boss Andrew Mackie has emphatically stated that underutilised big man Esava Ratugolea will be at Kardinia Park next season.

Mackie's backing of the forward-cum-ruck comes after Ratugolea managed just four senior appearances in 2022 - his smallest seasonal return on record.

The triple premiership player turned recruitment chief spoke openly on the 24-year-old's future ahead of the opening day of the AFL Trade Period at Marvel Stadium.

“We love Esava. He's had some conversations (with rival clubs), such is the AFL world, but he's contracted, and we love him," Mackie said.

"Esava will be staying with the Cats."

READ MORE: Cats make call on Ratugolea's future, chat Hawkins replacement

Blues superstar turns back on rival interest 

Carlton have confirmed key forward Harry McKay has re-signed with the club on a new seven-year extension.

McKay, who would've been eligible for free agency next year, has recommitted to the Blues until the end of 2030.

The deal sees McKay join the likes of Charlie Curnow and Sam Walsh in re-signing with the Blues this season in what has been a year of promise for Michael Voss' squad.

McKay had gained reported interest from both Essendon and North Melbourne across this year in anticipation for the final year of his now-old contract.

READ: McKay re-signs on MONSTER deal 

Bulldogs provide update on Hunter, Cordy

The Western Bulldogs are expecting Lachie Hunter to remain at the club in 2023, while admitting that Zaine Cordy will explore his options throughout the trade period.

The Bulldogs' list manager Sam Power provided a brief update prior to trade period kicking off on Monday, confirming that Hunter is a contracted and required player.

"Lachie is contracted for another few years and he hasn't requested a trade," Power said.

"We expect him to be at the Bulldogs next year."

Cordy remains without a deal for 2023 as the Bulldogs court Liam Jones, now set to explore his options at rival clubs.

"We've been in constant dialogue with his management, he's a free agent and he's entitled to look around at what's there." Power said of Cordy on Trade Radio.

"We'll continue to have discussions across the trade period with his management to see where that lands."

READ MORE: Bulldogs provide clarity on duo

Taranto officially a Tiger 

Tim Taranto has officially joined Richmond in exchange for picks picks 12 and 19.

The opening day trade is just one of several the Giants are rumoured to be involved in this trade period, with Jacob Hopper also expected to make his way to Punt Road.

Taranto was drafted to the Giants with pick no.2 in 2016, playing 114 games for the club before his departure.

The 24-year-old inked a seven-year deal with the Tigers, committing to the club until the end of the 2029 season.

READ: Taranto joins Richmond

Hill joins Collingwood 

Collingwood have snagged Bobby Hill on the opening day of the trade period, trading pick no.43 and its future second-round selection in exchange for Hill and pick no.40.

Hill requested a trade to Essendon last year but a deal was not able to be facilitated between the two sides, going on to play 11 games for the Giants in 2022.

The 22-year-old was originally drafted with pick no.24 in the 2018 AFL National Draft.

READ MORE: Collingwood land Bobby Hill

Hunt heads west in free agency swoop 

West Coast has secured the services of unrestricted free agent Jayden Hunt, ending the 27-year-old's nine-year tenure with the Demons.

Hunt will head west after signing a three-year deal after 114 games in the red and the blue.

Melbourne has received Pick 53 as compensation for losing the speedy utility's services. 

READ MORE: Eagles snare Hunt