MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Blake Acres of the Saints marks the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

According to Mitch Cleary, Collingwood's James Aish is among two players who will join Fremantle as the trade deadline approaches.

“As I read it right now, James Aish will play for Fremantle next year. He’s going to take a three-year deal,” he told Telstra AFL Trade Radio.

Blake Acres also appears to be on the move as he "reluctantly" flew to Perth yesterday to have a meeting with Docker officials.

Fox Footy's Tom Morris has reported the Saints midfielder has already agreed on a deal that will sew up the Brad Hill trade to St Kilda.

St Kilda will also add pick 10, 58 and a future second to the Dockers.

And as for Aish, Collingwood's tight salary cap is believed to be the reason for sending their sturdy half-back to the Dockers.