St Kilda and Port Adelaide have discussed a proposal that Charlie Dixon be tied into a trade that would deliver Jake Carlisle to the Saints and the Suns forward to Port.

With St Kilda and Essendon in a similar impasse over Carlisle as the Power and Suns are over Dixon, the proposal was presented as a way break the deadlock in both negotiations.

Under the idea raised at the weekend, Port Adelaide would trade pick 10 and a future pick (probably a first-round pick) to St Kilda for pick 5.

The Saints would give pick 10 to Essendon for Carlisle and Port would offer five to the Suns for Dixon.