Speaking on SEN radio on Saturday, Swann said that the club is becoming increasingly confident that the 19-year-old may stay at the club next year and beyond, despite strong interest from other clubs and the fact that he is yet to sign a contract extension.
“He came to our best and fairest, he went to Mad Monday, he came and got his program for the off-season,” Swann said.
“We’re not sure at the minute what James is doing. I think he’s genuinely still weighing up what he wants to do.
“I suppose we may have misread it early that because he didn’t sign, we automatically assumed he was going, but in having some discussions with him, I think he is still considering the options he’s got.
“We’re hopeful he’ll stay.”