Port Adelaide fans, breathe a sigh of relief. Ollie Wines isn't going anywhere. According to him.

"I'm a Port Adelaide person through and through and as far as I see it, I'm here for the rest of my career and that's that."

The 2021 Brownlow medallist hit the media frenzy late last month as reports indicated the youthful North Melbourne outfit was looking to add some experience to their list.

AFL Media's Cal Twomey revealed that the Kangaroos were "interested" in acquiring Wines - along with Elliot Yeo - which has swiftly been shut down.

The 29-year-old was bewildered by the reports, given he hadn't heard anything, but reassured Power fans that he wasn't trading out the black and teal.

“Yeah, look, I haven't heard anything about it (being traded to North Melbourne)," Wines said.

"So it could be all (gossip) in the media, but I've got two years left at Port Adelaide. I'm a Port Adelaide person through and through and as far as I see it, I'm here for the rest of my career and that's that.

"So there's always rumours going around like that, but nothing comes from me. I love this club, and hopefully I'll retire here.” 

Wines put a scare into the Port Adelaide camp during the Round 11 clash with Hawthorn when he experienced heart palpitations and was subsequently subbed off.

The midfielder has experienced this before and was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2022, which is something that he's learnt to deal with.

"I'm 100 per cent fine," Wines said.

"To be honest, for two years now, I've understood what it's about.

"But it is pleasing knowing that it's more so a thing that will affect my performance as opposed to my overall health. So, you know, I've had really good support from people at the club and experts from the surrounds. 

"We've got some contingency plans in place to get through to the end of the season, and there's some things we can do at the end of the season to fix it.

"The main thing is it's not life-threatening."

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Wines and his men enjoyed the mid-season bye and will turn their attention to GWS at Engie Stadium.