Fremantle, Port Adelaide and Brisbane have begun discussions over a three-way trade that could see Jesse Hogan become a Docker and Lachie Neale become a Lion.
According to Tom Morris from foxfooty.com.au, the proposed trade would see the Lions hand Pick 4 (which will be Pick 5 after Tom Lynch compensation) to Port Adelaide and receive Neale from Fremantle.
The Power would give Pick 9 and 10 (the latter received from North Melbourne for Jared Polec) to Lions for Pick 4.
Jack Lukosius, Izak Rankine and Connor Rozee are three talented South Australians that could attract Port’s interest. However they are likely to be drafted before the Power’s current selections, which is why they are seeking to move up the draft order.
Although Fremantle would lose Neale to Brisbane, they would receive Picks 9 and 10, which could be used to attract Jesse Hogan from the Melbourne.
In total, five clubs would be involved in this trade: Fremantle, Port Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and North Melbourne.
Both Hogan and Neale are contracted for 2019 and will not be allowed to leave their clubs unless a trade can be agreed.
If the Dockers fail to lure Hogan they will be stockpiled with first round selections.
The Dockers currently hold Picks 5 and 77, but could enter the draft with three selections in the top 10.