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AFLW trades: Demons enter Tayla Harris fray as Brisbane reject Carlton offer

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Melbourne look to have emerged as a serious player for Tayla Harris' services after the Brisbane Lions turned down Carlton's offer for the marquee forward.

Harris wants to move to a Victorian club and has requested a trade to the Blues. The Lions are willing to deal with Carlton, however it's understood they have requested Bianca Jakobsson as well as one other player. Forward Jakobsson – taken at pick three in the inaugural women's draft – is open to a move to Queensland, however Carlton have offered only Jakobsson, with the Lions insistent the Blues provide another player.

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The situation has been complicated by renewed interest from the Demons, who are understood to have tabled an offer to the Lions for Harris, who played for the Demons in exhibition football matches before the inaugural AFL Women's season.

The Blues have already been players in the trade period, obtaining Collingwood best and fairest Nic Stevens and a fourth-round pick in exchange for a first, second and third round pick. The Lions, however, aren't expected to be involved other than in relation to Harris.

The Pies could lose their best and fairest runner-up too, with Alicia Eva asking for a trade to Greater Western Sydney. It's understood Eva wants to play in Sydney for non-football reasons. That comes after women's football operations manager Meg Hutchins was moved against her will to a new role in the club's football department. However, in positive news for the Pies marquee ruck Emma King has recommitted to the club, following the earlier re-signings of Steph Chiocci, Cecilia McIntosh, Ruby Schleicher, Jas Garner and Britt Bonnici.

Reigning premiers Adelaide were buoyed on Friday with co-captain Chelsea Randall and cult figure forward Sarah Perkins both agreeing to stay at the club in 2018

The trade period ends next Friday.

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