Carlton’s Chris Yarran has officially requested a trade from the Blues.

Yarran, who did not attend Carlton’s Best and Fairest count on Thursday night, is expected to join Richmond in the upcoming trade period.

New coach Brendon Bolton said that the Blues hope to receive a first round draft pick in exchange for Yarran.

“With Chris, he is a contracted player and an A-grade player when up and about,” Bolton told SEN.

“We love the footy he plays when he’s running off half-back, but if he doesn’t want to play, we will have to have a discussion about what the return is.

“You’d hope so (he’d warrant a first-round pick).”