The Blues have shown their interest in the pacey half-back, and have now increased their bargaining following Essendon’s move to offer their star defender a five-year deal earlier this week.
According to Triple M’s Tom Browne, Carlton chairman Mark LoGiudice has personally contacted Saad, with the club offering a car as part of their latest deal.
“I’m told by a pretty good source this morning… they (Carlton) have increased their offer in recent days,” Browne said.
“The chairman, Mark LoGiudice, I’m told has called — personally — Saad.
“The club — this is obviously within the TPP (Total Player Payments), they’d get it approved — has also offered Saad, I’m told, a car, which is quite persuasive in terms of the offer.
“So the good old fashioned car offer, I’m told, is being weighed up as well.”