GWS held a board meeting in Canberra on Friday, and were assured by those close to free agent Stephen Coniglio the midfielder has not made a decision on his playing future.
Coniglio is reportedly weighing up a huge offer from Carlton, who have been said to be leading the race for his signature, even ahead of the Giants.
According to the Herald Sun, those reports were backed up on Friday, with someone close to the negotiations suggesting Coniglio was at best a “50-50 shot” of returning to GWS.
The Blues have the biggest offer on the table for the star ball-winner, with a long-term deal worth $1.2-$1.3 million per season put in from of Coniglio.
The Giants’ current offer is believed to be their final one, with the deal touted to be $7 million over seven years. The deal has reportedly been on Coniglio’s desk for a number of weeks now.
While losing Coniglio would be a huge blow for the Giants, it could help them in securing 2020 free agents Jeremy Cameron, Lachie Whitfield and Zac Williams.