The AFL Trade Period opens up on Monday and while it isn't expected to be as busy a period as previous seasons, there are still quite a few deals that need to be worked through.

Before the clubs get together tomorrow and begin official negotiations, get all the trade information you need from some of the biggest deals to be nutted out this trade period.

Dons open up on King, confirm Saint could find new home 

Essendon General Manager of Football Josh Mahoney has explained that the Bombers will "look at all the different options" in regards to the possible acquisition of Gold Coast key forward Ben King.

Mahoney also added that the Bombers could well be in a place to offer former Saint Luke Dunstan a lifeline next season.

MORE: Bombers speak on King interest, signal life for ex-Saint

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Luke Dunstan of the Saints is tackled by Brodie Grundy of the Magpies during the round nine AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium on May 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Defensive minded mid lands at Princes Park 

George Hewett will call Carlton home in 2022 after Sydney decided not to match the Blues' free-agency offer.

The 25-year-old played 120 games in a red and white guernsey after first debuting in 2014, but has become the first official casualty of the Swans' recent salary cap squeeze.

Though Carlton were not forced to part with any picks to secure Hewett given his restricted free-agent status, the Moore Park club will receive an end of round two compensation during this November's national draft.

FULL STORY: Former Swan links up with Blues

Dogs defender assessing options

Western Bulldogs defender Lewis Young is believed to be weighing up his options this off-season despite a new deal being tabled by the club to remain at the Kennel.

According to's Mitch Cleary, Young will assess what will be on offer elsewhere before returning to the discussions with the Bulldogs.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Lewis Young of the Bulldogs warms up prior to the round 10 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on May 22, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

It is understood that the Dogs have tabled a two-year extension to the 22-year-old, who is one of several at Whitten Oval that could look for greater opportunities at a rival club.

READ MORE: Young set to assess options elsewhere

Manager provides update on future of Suns midfielder

The manager of Gold Coast midfield-forward Darcy Macpherson has put light on the situation surrounding his client.

Suns list manager Craig Cameron revealed on Tuesday that Macpherson - along with midfielder Will Brodie - would be open to departing the Queensland club this off-season.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Darcy Macpherson of the Suns runs the ball during the AFL Community Series match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on March 08, 2021 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Macpherson has played 62 games for the Suns since making his debut in 2016 but was limited to just the 11 appearances this season as Stuart Dew's midfield stocks continue to grow.

READ MORE: Macpherson open to trade should suitor emerge 

Roos taking calls for Pick 1, dealing with Tigers for young tall

North Melbourne list manager Glenn Luff has stated it will take a "pretty attractive" offer for the Kangaroos to part ways with Pick 1 this trade period.

The Roos are poised to take South Australian prospect Jason Horne-Francis should they retain their top selection come the National Draft in November.

The Kangaroos will utilise Pick 1 and the upcoming trade window to aid their list rebuild, with wantaway Tiger Callum Coleman-Jones opting to move to Arden Street ahead of the 2022 season.

READ MORE: North Melbourne speak on top pick, CCJ negotiations 

Free agent Roo "unlikely" to remain at Arden Street

North Melbourne midfielder Trent Dumont is "unlikely" to remain at the Kangaroos as he searches for a contract beyond 2021, according to The Herald Sun. 

The 26-year-old, who is an unrestricted free agent, managed only 14 games this season after returning from a calf injury in Round 9.

Dumont has played 113 games for North Melbourne over his seven seasons at the club, finishing top-five in the club's best-and-fairest in 2019 and 2020.

MORE: North Melbourne midfielder tipped to depart

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Trent Dumont of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on August 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Cerra nominates Blues

Departing Docker Adam Cerra has officially requested a trade to Carlton.

The 21-year-old requested a move back to his home state of Victoria last month, with the Blues placed as the front-runner for his services throughout the course of this season.

AFL Rd 2 - Fremantle v GWS
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Adam Cerra of the Dockers reacts after his team's win during the 2021 AFL Round 02 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the GWS Giants at Optus Stadium on March 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Blues are likely to depart with their first-round draft selection, currently placed at sixth overall in this year's count.

DETAILS: Departing Docker opts for Ikon Park 

Axed Blues forward speaks on future

Recently delisted Blues forward Levi Casboult is interested in continuing his career at another club next year.

The 154-gamer was delisted last month by Carlton, but has received interest from northern clubs in Brisbane and Gold Coast.

The bruising key-forward spoke on SEN breakfast on how he believes he still has some good footy ahead of him should a club give him another lifeline.

READ MORE: Casboult hoping for AFL lifeline 

Bulldogs midfielder requests trade

Out-of-favour Bulldog Patrick Lipinski is understood to have requested a trade from the Dogs.

According to The AgeLipinski is expected to join Collingwood after notifying the Bulldogs of his decision to depart Whitten Oval.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Patrick Lipinski of the Bulldogs celebrates during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Fremantle Dockers at Marvel Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Despite being tabled a new deal to remain at the Kennel, Lipinski is set to look elsewhere for greater opportunity, with the Magpies tipped as the 23-year-old's preferred destination.

READ MORE: Lipinski tipped to trade Kennel for Nest

Two clubs circling Power big man

The race for Port Adelaide ruck/forward Peter Ladhams is set to heat up, with both Geelong and the Western Bulldogs now registering their interest.

The 23-year-old was already reportedly seeking a move away over the summer after playing second fiddle to Scott Lycett in the same position over the course of 2021.

READ MORE: Ladhams gaining interest from Geelong, Bulldogs 

Bombers among clubs interested in contracted Saint

Essendon are understood to be among several clubs expressing interest in fringe Saint Ben Long.

According to's Mitch Cleary, a number of Victorian rivals have Long in their sights, despite the 24-year-old being contracted until the end of next season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6: Ben Long of the Saints celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the St Kilda Saints and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Long signed a three-year deal with St Kilda in March, 2019 - securing his services to the Moorabbin club until 2022.

READ MORE: Long in sights of several circling clubs

FIVE potential landing spots for Jarrod Brander

West Coast utility Jarrod Brander is believed to be heading for the exit at Lathlain Park, with a return to Victoria potentially on the cards.

Reports emerged earlier this month that the 22-year-old would not be offered a new deal past the 2021 season.

With plenty left to offer at AFL level, we've named FIVE fitting homes for the Bendigo Pioneers product.