MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 1: Luke Dahlhaus of the Bulldogs looks dejected after a loss during the 2018 AFL round 02 match between the Western Bulldogs and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

2016 premiership Bulldog Luke Dahlhaus is out of contract at season’s end, and while there have been rumours of other clubs trying to snag him, the midfielder seems likely to remain at Whitten Oval.

Dahlhaus has assured fans that he wants to stay at the club, but he admits there are still some things that need to be sorted before he signs on.

“My heart’s obviously with the Bulldogs, I love the club they gave me my chance as a rookie back in 2010 so I’d love to finish my career with the club, there’s just a couple of things that need to be sorted out,” he told SEN Breakfast this morning.

“There’s a couple of things my manager and the club need to sort out.

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“I’d love to be an AFL player until I’m around 30 so obviously my club and manager will talk through that in the coming weeks.”

The drama surrounding Jake Stringer during last year’s trade period also sparked reports that the Dogs were throwing Dahlahus’ name on the trade table.

These claims were denied by coach Luke Beveridge, but Dahlhaus says he did need to seek some clarification with his manager and coach.

“I did (seek clarification), my manager obviously is the one who would’ve gotten first news of that and he said it wasn’t true in any way,” he said.

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“I sat down with Luke Beveridge and had a good chat and yeah it was false and obviously he was pretty angry about it as you might have seen in that press conference.”

SEN Breakfast host and former Essendon legend Tim Watson declared after the interview that “he (Dahlhaus) isn’t going anywhere.”