Tyson Goldsack could be squeezed out of Collingwood if the Magpies secure a key defender in the trade period.
The 31-year-old was one of the feel good stories of the 2018 finals series as he made his return to the Magpies team six months after rupturing his ACL.
Despite being a fan favourite and performing admirably upon his return from injury, Goldsack is no certainty to receive a new one-year deal, according to his manager Anthony McConville.
“There is nothing in concrete at this time and I am not sure where that is going to land. I don’t know where Collingwood sits there and there are a lot of moving parts,: McConville told the Herald Sun.
“I don’t know the specifics other than I don’t have anything positive from them at this point.”
Darcy Moore is set to sign a new two-year contract at the Magpies, while Tom Langdon has also agreed a new two year deal, which will be announced in coming days.
Lynden Dunn has also agreed to terms for a new one-year deal, while Brody Mihocek has a two-year deal in front of him but with a modest financial return.
Collingwood are also in the hunt for Gold Coast captain Steven May and Western Bulldog Marcus Adams.
If they are able to recruit one of May or Adams, they will have an abundance of depth in the key defender position.