SEN Chief Sports Reporter Sam Edmund joined Gerard Whateley for the latest on the trade and free agency period.
He had an update on Essendon’s pursuit of Josh Dunkley, while also spoke at length about Isaac Smith.
See all the latest updates below:
Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
“The Western Bulldogs have got two weeks to convince Josh Dunkley that his future lies at Whitten Oval,” he said on SEN’s Whateley.
“Dunkley wants to play for Essendon next year and the Bombers believe he’s told his teammates and other Dogs people that he wants to leave.
“While Dunkley has not formally submitted a trade request yet, the Dogs are aware he wants out with two years to run on his contract.
“It’s one for Essendon that has almost fallen into their lap and they’re sitting back to see what happens with Dunkley.
“The Dogs will put the shutters up now and say there’s nothing to see here.”
Isaac Smith (Hawthorn)
“We’ve heard such little information about Isaac Smith,” he said.
“Alastair Clarkson has been in his ear, they desperately want to keep him, but the offer is longer at Melbourne.
“History says the Hawks don’t lose too many they want to keep, but they’re rebuilding and resetting.
“Smith has yet to make a formal decision.”
Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
“He will always be linked with a move back home,” he said.
“He’s contracted for next year and there’s no doubt that Carlton will want to sign him to an extension this year, that is beyond doubt.
“The longer this goes on next year, it would go from mildly concerning to very concerning at Princes Park if they couldn’t lock him in to stay.
“But he is the captain at Carlton … it will be an unfolding situation.”
Robbie Tarrant (North Melbourne)
“He was disgruntled a couple of months ago,” he said.
“But the club has since taken some steps to satisfy him. Tarrant is staying at North Melbourne like Todd Goldstein is staying.”