Geelong have demanded “at least” a top-10 draft pick in return for wantaway midfielder Tim Kelly, who wants to move back to Western Australia.
Kelly has asked for a trade to West Coast for family reasons, and the Cats say they want an “exceptional deal” in return.
The 24-year-old had an outstanding season with the Cats, playing all 23 games, averaging 22.87 touches, kicking 24 goals, and picking up 13 Brownlow votes.
He finished equal second in the Cats’ best and fairest, just half a vote behind winner Mark Blicavs.
“His value’s increased enormously and it’s going to have to be an exceptional deal for us to even consider it,” Geelong list manager Stephen Wells said on Trade Radio.
"Definitely he's worth a top-10 pick, I would've thought, and perhaps more.
"Our intention at the moment, unless we're totally satisfied, is he will be playing for us in 2019."
The Eagles’ first pick is at 21, while Fremantle’s first round pick is 6.
Tom Browne gave a trade update on the Hot Breakfast this morning.