AFL trade rumours 2018: All the latest news, every player, every club

As we enter the second half of the season, talk about the 2018 AFL free agency and trade period is getting stronger and stronger. Bookmark this page for all the latest trade rumours throughout the year.

Adelaide Crows

Tom T Lynch – Calrton, Melbourne, North Melbourne and St Kilda all have an interested in the Victorian if he decides to return home. Out of contract.

Mitch McGovern – Reportedly wants to break his contract and move elsewhere. Victoria is reportedly his preferred destination, but will also attract strong interest in his home state of Western Australia, particularly from Fremantle. The Crows have denied these rumours. Contracted until the end of 2020.

Rory Sloane – Seems a strong chance to return home to Victoria. Hawthorn are said to be his most likely destination if he does, though St Kilda are also a possibility. Restricted free agent.

Rory Sloane

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Brisbane Lions

Dayne Beams – Some believe he’ll seek a trade to Victoria at the end of the year, but the majority view is that this would be very unlikely. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Carlton Blues

Marc Murphy – He is weighing up the possibility of moving clubs to chase success in the final years of his career, and at this stage seems more likely to go than to stay. Has been linked with all of Melbourne, Geelong, Essendon and North Melbourne. Unrestricted free agent.

Collingwood Magpies

Jordan De Goey – Reportedly being pursued by as many as seven clubs, including Carlton, North Melbourne and St Kilda. However some reports claim that he has told Collingwood he wants to stay or even that he is on the verge of signing a three-year deal. Out of contract.

Alex Fasolo – West Coast Eagles were keen on a trade for him in 2017 but Collingwood shut any chance of a deal down quickly. Things might be different this year as he’s now a free agent. Unrestricted free agent.

Darcy Moore – According to some he is a near certainty to look for a trade to the Sydney Swans, according to others he has told Collingwood he wants to stay. Other clubs have reportedly also made contact, but Sydney seems the most likely destination if he does go. Collingwood have offered him a two-year deal. Out of contract.

Darcy Moore Collingwood Magpies AFL 2017

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Essendon Bombers

Aaron Francis – Requested a trade home to South Australia in the 2017 trade period, but no deal was made. He took a month’s leave to visit home during the pre-season, but has returned to the club for the 2018 AFL season. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Kyle Langford – Has struggled to cement a space in Essendon’s best 22 and while he says he’s happy at the club, might be open to a move in search of more opportunity. Out of contract.

Fremantle Dockers

Adam Cerra – The Victorian draftee says he is happy at Fremantle, but won’t consider signing a contract extension until the end of the year. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Ed Langdon – Melbourne in particular and also St Kilda, Collingwood and North Melbourne have an interest in the Victorian Docker. There’s no suggestion just yet that he would want to return home. His brother Tom plays for Collingwood. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Geelong Cats

Cam Guthrie – Re-signed with Geelong until the end of 2021.

Tim Kelly – Geelong are looking to extend him, but he is yet to commit beyond his initial two-year draft contract and there’s interest from the clubs in home state of Western Australia. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Gold Coast Suns

Aaron Hall – Is reportedly looking to move to a new club at the end of the season as he doesn’t seem to be a lock in the new coach’s best 22. Out of contract.

Tom J Lynch – Seems likely to leave the Gold Coast Suns to join one of Collingwood, Richmond or Hawthorn at the end of the year. Some reports suggest that Hawthorn are beginning to fall behind in the race, perhaps due to their interest in Rory Sloane. St Kilda have also thrown their hat in the ring for his signature but this seems unlikely to eventuate. Restricted free agent.


Tom Lynch Gold Coast Suns AFL 2017

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Jack Scrimshaw – 2016 draftee has not been able to establish himself at the Suns and some believe he will request a trade home to Victoria at the end of the year. Contracted until the end of 2020.

GWS Giants

Josh Kelly – Heavily targetted by North Melbourne last year but decided to re-sign with GWS on a short-term deal. Some believe that he is certain to become a North Melbourne player in the future, but it’s not clear when. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Adam Tomlinson – Targetted by St Kilda in last year’s trade period but Giants refused to do a deal. The Saints or another team may try again in 2018. Contracted until the end of 2019.

Hawthorn Hawks


Melbourne Demons

Angus Brayshaw – A number of clubs are reportedly monitoring his contract situation including Fremantle, who drafted his brother Andrew with pick No.2 in 2017. It seems very unlikely that he would consider moving. Out of contract.

Jesse Hogan – Although there’s no indication as yet that he wants to leave Melbourne, Fremantle are reportedly planning to heavily target him when he comes out of contract next year. Contracted until the end of 2019.


Tom McDonald – Re-signed with Melbourne until the end of 2022.

Dom Tyson – Essendon and Carlton have been thrown up as potential destinations for the out-of-favour midfielder if he does consider moving clubs in search of more opportunity at the end of the season. Contracted until the end of 2019.

North Melbourne Kangaroos


Port Adelaide Power

Ollie Wines – Re-signed with Port Adelaide until the end of 2022.

Richmond Tigers

Shai Bolton – Has put off contract talks until the end of the year. If he decides not to re-sign with Richmond, the young small forward would seem most likely to return home to either the West Coast Eagles or the Fremantle Dockers. Out of contract.

Jayden Short – After establishing himself as part of the best 22 this season, he’s knocked back Richmond’s first contract offer in the hopes of earning a bigger deal. Seems unlikely to seriously consider moving clubs however. Out of contract.

St Kilda Saints

Sam Gilbert – Wants to play on next year whether it’s at the Saints, or anywhere else that will give him a chance. Unrestricted free agent.

Sydney Swans

Jake Lloyd – Reportedly unhappy with the contract offer he has received from the Swans – he wants a bigger deal and may consider moving elsewhere to get it. Out of contract.

Jarrad McVeigh – Both Gold Coast and Essendon are interested in signing McVeigh if he wants to continue his career at another club. Sydney coach John Longmire says the current plan is that McVeigh will retire at the end of the year. Unrestricted free agent.

Nic Newman – Has impressed at AFL level but doesn’t appear to be a part of John Longmire’s best 22. He may look to request a trade home to Victoria at the end of the year. Out of contract.

West Coast Eagles

Andrew Gaff – A number of Victorian clubs are interested in his services. Melbourne is reportedly his most likely destination if he does move but Essendon, Carlton, St Kilda and North Melbourne are also interested. West Coast have reportedly recently upped the ante, offering him a six-year contract. Previous reports suggested his offer from the Eagles would be worth at least $750,000 per year. Restricted free agent.

Scott Lycett – The South Australian attracted interest from Port Adelaide last time he was out of contract, and might be a target of them or other clubs again now that he is on the market. Restricted free agent.

Jeremy McGovern – Being pursued by all of Sydney, Fremantle, Carlton and St Kilda. Some offers reportedly are in the range of $1 million per year or more, while the initial offer from West Coast was about $800,000. Has put off contract talks with the Eagles until the end of the year. Restricted free agent.

Jeremy McGovern

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Western Bulldogs

Luke Dahlhaus – Wants to stay at the Bulldogs but club and player appear to be some distance apart in terms of length and size of contract. Geelong appear to be his most likely suitor if he is open to changing clubs. Unrestricted free agent.

Tom Liberatore – Declared after his ACL injury that he intends to stay with the club and sign a long term deal, but negotiations have been put on hold during the early phase of his recovery. Unrestricted free agent.

Mitch Wallis – Unable to cement a spot in Luke Beveridge’s best 22, there is talk going around that he could consider moving clubs at the end of the year. Essendon are reportedly interested. Unrestricted free agent.

Last updated: 22 June, 2018