Obtaining McDonald-Tipungwuti's signature is the top priority as other clubs circle, while Redman is another player the Bombers are keen to lock away. Hewett has spent three years on the rookie list, so either needs to be upgraded or delisted and re-drafted as a rookie.
Jack Lonie is being courted heavily by the Dogs and they’re not the only club keen on him. Brennan Cox enjoyed a breakout 2020 campaign in the absence of the Dockers' first-choice backmen and signed off on a two-year deal this week.
The Lions would enter the ruck market if Martin, who's been sidelined this year with back stress fractures, chooses not to play on in 2021.
A host of other Tigers are attracting interest and considered gettable, including Marlion Pickett and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith. Keays proved a bargain addition this season and is in negotiations to extend his stay, while Hartigan and Strachan are also in discussions for new deals. It has been a 2020 to forget for North Melbourne in so many ways. AFL.com.au revealed Collingwood has offered Mihocek a three-year deal, which may have a trigger for a fourth season. Zac Langdon is expected to join them and request a trade to the Eagles.
Mid-season draftee Marlion Pickett has signed a one-year contract extension as he tries to force his way into the Tigers' line-up for the finals. Dawson Simpson has agreed to a one-year deal and all that awaits now is whether he will have fellow ruckman and previously retired Shane Mumford alongside him on the playing list. Unsigned: Brendon Ah Chee, Fraser McInnes. McGrath isn't going anywhere and will agree to a two-year deal once the salary cap figure is locked in. Paddy McCartin is an interesting one given they already have quite the forward line when Buddy is up and about. The waiting game continues for these Crows, but Hunter is likely to be safe. The Lions have applied to the AFL to retain Eagles as a Category B rookie for a fourth season next year. A very settled side apart from that. Crouch clouded his situation when police busted him and teammate Tyson Stengle allegedly with an illicit substance in the early hours of Monday morning. Rosas is set to be upgraded to the primary list on a one-year deal, while former decathlete Murtagh will remain a Sun in 2021. Matthew Cottrell, Josh Deluca, Jarrod Garlett, Mick Gibbons, Hugh Goddard, Patrick Kerr, Kym LeBois, Matthew Lobbe, Andrew Phillips, Angus Schumacher, Kade Simpson, Brendon Ah Chee, Matthew Allen, Patrick Bines, Hamish Brayshaw, Keegan Brooksby, Chris Masten, Fraser McInnes, Kurt Mutimer, Jackson Nelson, Brodie Riach, Will Schofield, Josh Smith, Bailey Dale, Tory Dickson, Ryan Gardner, Dale Morris, Fletcher Roberts, Roarke Smith, Lukas Webb, Bailey Williams, One Moore time: Pies to sweat on yet another hamstring injury, The Lions have applied to the AFL to retain, with the gun midfielder meeting with West Coast and Fremantle in recent times, recovers from season-ending ankle surgery.
Ryder seems headed for another club – he's been linked to St Kilda, Greater Western Sydney and Essendon – in part because of Peter Ladhams' emergence and Scott Lycett's long-term deal.
The well-known names yet to ink a deal for next year include Tom Liberatore, Daniel Menzel, Mark Baguley, Billy Longer, Ricky Henderson, Jack Trengove and Jacob Townsend. Here's where every club sits ahead of a huge AFL trade period. Brisbane is leading the race if the talented but injury-prone livewire chooses to leave, although there is still a chance he remains at the Cattery. Birchall, Burgoyne and Puopolo are among those yet to publicly confirm their futures, as well as in-form winger Henderson. Fellow premiership player Will Schofield will retire at season's end, but Hurn is close to finalising a new one-year deal. Greenwood remains a senior regular, and Reid will need to prove his fitness but his form was good before his latest injury. Woodcock is likely to score another year, while Ebert will make a call on his future at season's end. Robertson's played only four senior matches this year and has interest from multiple clubs if he elects to seek greater opportunity. Agents are not stupid, they won't damage a players brand unless they have a high degree of confidence the players want out. Ah Chee is likely to receive a one-year deal, as will former Magpie Smith. Venables sat out the season because of ongoing concussion issues, while Vardy could feature in the ruck market. Cameron's future is unclear and it may be at a rival club, while ex-Cat Menzel will hope he's done enough to earn a fresh deal.
Pre-season recruit Jonathon Marsh is another who quietly re-committed mid-season for another year. Lin Jong is a restricted free agent, but for the most part they seem stable.
Fantasia would be a good pickup provided they don’t have to part with too much. All-Australian defender Darcy Moore has re-signed with Collingwood for another two seasons. The Power are on the board early through Brad Ebert and Isaac Quaynor is feeling the effects, Out of contract: Jake Aarts, Nathan Broad, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Luke English, Ryan Garthwaite, Bachar Houli, Oleg Markov, Ben Miller, Toby Nankervis, Marlion Pickett, Fraser Turner. Houli is set to stay put while Nankervis’ re-signing takes on even more importance given Ivan Soldo’s knee injury late in the season.