Harley Bennell will not play for Richmond next season, with the Tigers ruling out a play for the troubled 23-year-old.

After meeting with Bennell last week, the Tigers confirmed on Sunday that they would not pursue the former Gold Coast Sun.

“Following discussions last week, Richmond has decided at this point it is not in a position to offer Harley Bennell a playing contract,” the club confirmed on Sunday.

Fremantle has now emerged as the front runner to sign Bennell.

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