Judd seeks compromise on Visy deal
Chris Judd's manager remains hopeful he can negotiate a compromise with the AFL over the dual Brownlow Medallist's third-party deal with Carlton's club sponsor Visy.
Judd's manager Paul Connors confirmed on Wednesday he'd had fresh talks with the AFL over the matter.
Connors is believed to be keen to avoid a formal grievance tribunal hearing that could result in a straight win-or-loss scenario.
AFL operations manager Adrian Anderson informed Carlton in November that Judd's deal with Visy, which is estimated at $250,000 per season, would have to be included in the salary cap from 2013.
However Anderson's departure from AFL ranks last month has prompted new discussions and a negotiated deal is now a likely outcome, the afl.com.au website reported.
Carlton chief executive Greg Swann was also part of the talks, the website added.
The 29-year-old Judd's six-year deal expires at the end of the 2013 season.
"I can confirm that I met with the AFL yesterday," Connors said on Wednesday.
The Blues had a scare on the training track on Wednesday when injury-prone key forward Jarrad Waite dislocated a finger, although a club spokesman claimed the injury wouldn't derail the 29-year-old's pre-season campaign.