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Saints watching Treloar over Collingwood’s shoulder

Treloar’s partner has signed a contract to play netball on the Gold Coast next year and plans to move there with their new baby. Collingwood and Gold Coast discussed the idea of the player moving to the Suns but those discussions went no further after Treloar said he had no interest in leaving Victoria.

Meanwhile, former Demon and Docker Jesse Hogan has reached a deal with Fremantle, foregoing a substantial amount of money and accepting a new one-year contract with the Giants as he attempts to revive his flagging AFL career.

Jesse Hogan will line up for the GWS Giants next season.

Jesse Hogan will line up for the GWS Giants next season.

The 25-year-old had one year remaining on his contract with the Dockers but he was prepared to negotiate a new deal with Greater Western Sydney in order to give himself a fresh start with them.

Although the Giants have forced Geelong to the trading table by matching their offer to restricted free agent Jeremy Cameron they are likely to lose their leading goalkicker so Hogan is expected to have opportunities to recapture the form he showed with Melbourne when he kicked more than 40 goals a season in three of his four years with the club.

Hogan joined the Giants when Greater Western Sydney handed the pick 54 they received from West Coast for small forward Zac Langdon to the Dockers.

Hogan played just 19 games with the Dockers after 71 games with Melbourne.

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The 2015 AFL Rising Star winner has now kicked 170 goals in 90 games having battled foot problems and mental health issues in recent seasons with the Giants hoping he can become a long-term player with them.

Meanwhile Jack Steven may not serve out the final year of his contract at Geelong with sources confirming preliminary discussions had been held between the club and the player’s management that could lead to a potential payout being agreed rather than him remaining on the list in 2021.

Steven, 30, joined the Cats during last year’s trade period after 183 games with the Saints however he played just nine games in 2020.

The Cats have also had preliminary discussions with the Brisbane Lions about trading Nakia Cockatoo, with Geelong hoping for a greater return than the Lions pick No.42. That deal is not expected to be finalised until later in the trade period.

Richmond also traded running defender Oleg Markov to the Gold Coast for a future third-round selection with the 24-year-old set to fill a need for the Suns after the retirement of Pearce Hanley. He played six games for the Tigers this season and 23 matches in his career but did not play a final in five seasons with the club.

Collingwood list manager Ned Guy also confirmed to Trade Radio that forward Brody Mihocek had agreed to a three-year deal with the Magpies.

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