MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: Adam Treloar of the Magpies looks dejected after defeat during the Round 15 AFL match between Collingwood v North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on June 29, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Collingwood star Adam Treloar’s complicated family situation is what has led to his ugly trade standoff with the club.

According to The Age’s Sam McClure, the Magpies are concerned about Treloar’s capacity to play at an elite level with his family interstate next year.

The 27-year old’s partner Kim Ravaillion has signed a 10-month contract with Super Netball team Queensland Firebirds for 2021, with the couple set to fly back and fourth to make their family situation with their daughter, six-month old Georgie, work.

McClure reports that the Magpies’ desire to move him is not purely based on money – with Treloar signed to a heavily back-ended contract until 2025 when it raises to as much as $900,000.

The club reportedly insists it would maintain their stance to trade him even if he was making less money.

Treloar spoke to Fox Footy last year about his battles with anxiety: “I remember if it wasn’t for my partner Kimmy, for Nick Maxwell, Bucks, Jacqui (Louder), who is my psych/really, really good friend and my family, I probably wouldn’t be playing footy to be honest with you.”

Collingwood are yet to comment publicly on the matter but allege they have been as open and honest as can be with the gun onballer.

A move north to one of the Queensland clubs is now highly unlikely – with the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns both ruling themselves out of the race for Treloar.

The AFL trade period runs from November 4-12.