MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Nic Newman of the Swans is tackled by Maverick Weller of the Saints during the 2017 AFL round 09 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on May 20, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Swans defender Nic Newman looks set to join Dan Hannebery and Gary Rohan and depart the club, as reported by

The 25-year old has been linked to the Suns and coach Stewart Dew, who spent several years at Sydney as an assistant coach.

Newman made his debut in 2017 and has played 31 games across two seasons, but is currently out of contract.

Fellow Swans backman Jake Lloyd is also out of contract, but Sydney head of football Tom Harley is confident he will stay put.

“Jake & the club and his manager have been in constant dialogue and it’s all really positive,” he told SEN’s Time On.

“Clearly it hasn’t been done to this point in time but we’re as confident as we can be at this stage.”