Essendon and GWS are at a stand still over the deal that would see star Giant Dylan Shiel move to the Bombers according to the Herald Sun.
GWS are reportedly demanding two first round picks for Shiel with the Bombers refusing to give in to their demands as rival clubs, including Carlton monitor the situation.
Last week, Shiel nominated Essendon as his preferred destination over Carlton, St. Kilda and Hawthorn.
GWS received two first-round picks for Adam Treloar from Collingwood in 2015, laying the foundations for their set value of Shiel.
The Giants also believe they could keep Shiel despite their salary cap squeeze, in which they need to clear at least $1 million in cap space.
GWS list manager Jason McCartney said there is more to be done to secure a deal.
“I found it fascinating waking up yesterday reading the Herald Sun and I just thought, ‘The trade period must have finished’. It’s just really interesting reading a double-page spread on a contracted player who has a year to run, and a deal hasn’t been done,” he said at the PWC Connors Sports breakfast on Monday.
“We’ve put what we think is fair and reasonable (to Essendon). I don’t go into specifics, it’s been talked about out in media circles so hopefully we’ll have further conversations today.”
The Giants released a statement after Shiel asked for a trade to Essendon, saying “Dylan is contracted to the Giants for the 2019 season and he will remain a Giant should a suitable trade not be reached.”