Martin sought a trade to Carlton, but a deal was unable to be secured during the trade period. The Blues have pick three in the pre-season draft, so Martin has to get past the Gold Coast Suns and Melbourne in order to land at Princes Park.
The Suns have threatened to re-draft Martin, but the terms he has placed on himself in the draft now might make that unlikely, though not inconceivable at an average of slightly more than $600,000 per year.
The Demons are understood to have been unable to meet with Martin and it would be unlikely they would secure a player on such terms without having met with him beforehand. They have also previously indicated they would not be interested in recruiting a player that did not want to be at the club.
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