* Jake Niall reports that the Brisbane Lions and West Coast have finalised a deal in which out of contract defender Elliott Yeo will join the Eagles in return for a second round draft pick. Under the deal, the Lions will receive West Coast's second pick, no 28, in exchange for the promising Yeo, whom many from rival clubs believe is the best performed of the uncontracted players who are leaving the Lions. The Eagles traded their second rounder, no 28, rather than the second round choice they received from Collingwood, no 31, as part of the deal that saw the Magpies move down from pick 11 in the draft to pick no 6. Read more
* North Melbourne has shown interest in out of contract Brisbane forward Patrick Karnezis, who has been seeking a trade to Collingwood. The Roos are understood to have offered Brisbane their third round choice - No.47. Collingwood, which has been involved in other deals, no longer has a pick in the third round, having given up their third round choice to West Coast in the three way deal that saw Jesse White become a Magpie while Collingwood gained pick No.6, swapping from pick No.11. Read more
* Star North Melbourne recruit Nick Dal Santo says he agonised over the decision to leave St Kilda under AFL free agency, AAP reports. After months of speculation, the Kangaroos confirmed last Friday they had secured the 29-year-old on a three-year deal. Dal Santo had played 260 games for the Saints since his 2002 debut and said he would always have strong friendships at the club. He is the latest big name to leave the rebuilding Saints, with Brendon Goddard also going to Essendon last year under free agency. "I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have sleepless nights," Dal Santo said. Read more
* For those catching up on their AFL trade news from the past 24 hours, just a reminder that talented young Sydney forward Jed Lamb has quit the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney. Stunned and sparked into action after losing Lance Franklin to the Swans at the start of the free agency period, the Giants have responded by poaching former first-round draft pick Lamb.
The move comes three days after the Giants also secured Shane Mumford from the Swans, with the premiership ruckman a casualty of the salary cap squeeze created by the nine-year, $10 million contract it took to lure Franklin from Hawthorn. Lamb told the Swans on Monday that he had decided to leave the club to chase more opportunities at the Giants after playing 12 games in his first three years.
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* The Luke Delaney deal has been completed with the key defender on his way to St Kilda. A player with 26 games experience, Delaney leaves North Melbourne in exchange for the No.77 pick at next month's AFL national draft.
Delaney was drafted by the Kangaroos in the 2009 rookie draft before debuting in 2011 and earning an upgrade to the senior list at the 2011 national draft.
Originally from Grovedale, Delaney played with the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup before embarking on his AFL career.
"We are pleased to secure Luke in a trade from North Melbourne. As a developing key defender, we are confident that he can provide valuable support to our defensive group in 2014 - particularly on the opposition's key forwards," said St Kilda's head of football Chris Pelchen.
* The manager of young Giant Taylor Adams believes a straight swap for Heath Shaw is a fair deal. Former Essendon forward Scott Lucas maintains that the two clubs involved, Collingwood and Greater Western Sydney, are close to a deal.
Adams has requested a trade to Collingwood while out-of-favour Magpie Shaw has reportedly agreed to a reported five year offer worth $4 million from the Giants.
Lucas told Melbourne radio station SEN that the two players are set to be swapped. "I don't think they’re that far apart. I think the speculation is reasonably accurate, Collingwood are keen for a straight swap, whilst GWS would like a little bit more,” Lucas said on Tuesday morning.
"Taylor is a young player with a lot more football left in him, while Heath Shaw is under contract, he’s a premiership player and the contract that he’s going to demand is far more significant than the one Taylor will.
"Which leads you to a straight swap isn’t that far off being a fair and reasonable view in my view," Lucas said.
Despite the prospect of other clubs swooping on either player in the final days of the AFL trade period, Lucas downplayed this outcome.
“I know Taylor has expressed Collingwood, Heath Shaw has expressed GWS – we’d like to think it gets done at some stage in the next couple of days," Lucas said. "As you know trade week has been going a long time and with Friday the deadline, some clubs will let ride right up until that point."