GWS Giants stick to their guns over possible trades

Giants player Adam Treloar (R) confronts Cats player Mitch Duncan during the round 17 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and GWS Giants at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Giants player Adam Treloar (R) confronts Cats player Mitch Duncan during the round 17 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and GWS Giants at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY MICK TSIKAS

Not all deals can get done as quickly as those completed on day one of the league's trade period, involving Patrick Dangerfield and Jack Redden.

The GWS Giants remain at the centre of standoffs with Fremantle, which is desperate to sign key forward Cam McCarthy, 20, and Collingwood, where midfielder Adam Treloar (pictured), 22, wants to shift to.

Giants football boss Graeme Allan said his club was happy to negotiate with any rival willing to offer a better deal for the uncontracted Treloar.

It is believed the Magpies have dangled their first pick (No.7 overall) in this year's draft and their second pick in 2016 in front of the Giants.

"There's a lot of clubs speaking to us about Adam. And so they should. Adam is a great player, he's a star," Allan told Trade Radio.

"I talk to (Treloar's manager) Peter Blucher all the time. Peter knows that this is not free agency. People can nominate where they want to go, (but it) doesn't mean they'll get there."

While Treloar will not be playing at GWS next season, Allan remains adamant McCarthy will be, with the club determined to hold him to the two years he has to run on his contract.

"We love Cam," he said. "He'll be staying with us."

Fremantle's "Plan B'' when it comes to attracting a tall marking target appears to be Carlton's Levi Casboult, though the big Blue has also been linked with a move to Brisbane, which increased its stocks by receiving another first-round pick on Monday night.

The Lions swapped onballer Redden for pick No.17 with the Eagles to go with their picks No.2 and No.21.

They have been left disappointed by receiving an end-of-second-round pick (No.38) for the loss of free agent Matthew Leuenberger to Essendon, however.

Expecting something higher - possibly after their second round pick at 21 - Lions chief executive Greg Swann said the club may now look to match the offer from the Bombers for the ruckman.

The 203cm Leuenberger has played 108 senior games since his debut in 2007, after being taken at Pick No.4 in the 2006 national draft.

"He was a first round draft pick and at his best a strong contender for All-Australian selection, so we would expect better than what we have been offered as compensation," Swann said.

"It's a matter of fairness and consistency. Given what has happened in recent years in relation to compensation picks, we would have thought that we'd have received something in the second round rather than at the end of it."


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