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

It’s a long way away, but we’ve already got one eye on the 2018 AFL free agency and trade period. Bookmark this page for all the latest trade rumours throughout the year.

Adelaide Crows

Rory Sloane – Despite rumours that he would re-sign with Adelaide before Round 1, the AFL season is well underway and Sloane is still on the market. There was rumour in October last year that it might be possible for rival clubs to lure the Victorian home, and news that he and his partner are expecting their first child has fuelled speculation that he will move clubs at the end of 2018. It’s currently not clear who is likely to make a play for his services. Restricted free agent.

Rory Sloane

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Brisbane Lions


Carlton Blues


Collingwood Magpies

Jordan De Goey – St Kilda and North Melbourne are both reportedly interested in him, with offers of as much as $500,000 per year said to be on the table. His notable public indiscretions over the past two years are a complicating factor. Out of contract.

Alex Fasolo – The 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.

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.

Fremantle Dockers


Geelong Cats


Gold Coast Suns

Tom J Lynch – Faces a difficult decision on whether to remain at Gold Coast, or sign elsewhere – likely with a Victorian club – in search of success. Richmond and Hawthorn appear the most likely suitors, Collingwood, St Kilda and North Melbourne all expected to be interested too. Despite speculation that the AFL would offer him a significant financial incentive to stay, this is unlikely to be the case. Restricted free agent.


Tom Lynch Gold Coast Suns AFL 2017

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GWS Giants

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 – After being left out of the team for the first three rounds of the 2018 season there are reportedly a number of clubs monitoring his situation. Fremantle, who drafted his brother Andrew with pick No.2 in 2017, are known to be one of them. 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 – Took a bit longer than usual to re-sign last time he was out of contract with the Sydney Swans particuarly interested on that occassion. Versatile tall that he is, will no doubt draw more and more interest from opposition clubs the longer he remains out of contract. Restricted free agent.

North Melbourne Kangaroos


Port Adelaide Power

Ollie Wines – Some are concerned about the fact he has not yet re-signed with Port Adelaide, and some of his statements suggest he is still in the process of deciding whether or not to do so. Out of contract.

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.

St Kilda Saints


Sydney Swans


West Coast Eagles

Andrew Gaff – Rumours went around in October last year that the Eagles might trade Gaff home to Victoria a year before his contract ended in order to get the maximum value for his departure, but the club publicly ruled out this possibility. Coming into 2018, it’s not clear whether or not he will consider moving as a free agent. St Kilda, Melbourne, Hawthorn and Essendon were all considered possible destinations when the question was thrown up last year. North Melbourne may also make a play. Restricted free agent.

Jeremy McGovern – Has reportedly been made an offer of $7 million over six years by an unnamed Victorian club, and local rival Fremantle are also believed to be strongly pursuing him. West Coast’s offer made to him earlier in the season was reportedly $4 million over five years. Restricted free agent.

Jeremy McGovern

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Western Bulldogs

Luke Dahlhaus – Was reportedly ‘shopped around’ during last year’s trade period but coach Luke Beveridge has denied this was the case. Remains to be seen whether or not he will consider his options via free agency. Unrestricted free agent.

Tom Liberatore – Has declared that he wishes to stay loyal to the Bulldogs and sign a longterm deal for 2019 and beyond. Nothing has been formally completed as yet though. Unrestricted free agent.

Last updated: 20 April, 2018