Carlton has thrown up a last ditch attempt to get wantaway GWS star Dylan Shiel, according to Mick Warner in the Herald Sun.
Shiel has nominated Essendon as his preferred destination, but negotiations between the Giants and Bombers are at an impasse.
GWS are asking for two first round picks for Shiel, who is contracted until the end of next season.
The Blues have read the play and thrown their hat in the ring for the gun 25-year-old, meeting with the Giants today.
Shiel has played 135 games for the Giants since going there as one of the underage recruits they were allowed access to before entering the league in 2012.