LIVE: ‘Cashed up’ Hawks prepared to trade stars

Good news for both Carlton and Fremantle here with negotiations surrounding the Adam Cerra deal “progressing really well”, according to SEN’s Sam Edmund.

Cerra is the biggest name available in this year’s trade period and Carlton’s first-round pick (No.6) has been touted as Fremantle’s asking price.

“I’m told the Adam Cerra trade is progressing really well, both clubs reckon they’ve got the picks to do it amicably, but nothing’s moving quickly,” Edmund said on AFL Trade Radio.

Fremantle of course has links to Lachie Neale, but Edmund believes that one won’t happen despite a report from Sam McClure on 3AW’s Sportsday.

“It’s been put to me very forcefully this morning that there’s no way Lachie Neale is going back to Fremantle,” he said.

Despite the insistence from Fremantle, Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes believes the Dockers are still up to something and aren’t just content to take Carlton’s picks.

“I still think Freo are up to something,” he told AFL Trade Radio.

“The discussions you have and you speak to people, they’re not happy at all clearly about Cerra leaving.

“I’m not sure the prospect of getting another young midfielder that’s going to take three or four years to develop to the level that Cerra was at is going to satisfy them.

“Then there’s the issue with [Rory] Lobb, whose name keeps coming up. If he left, the hole that he leaves as a second ruckman in the forward line is also a bit of a challenge for the Dockers too.

“While I like their list, there’s still some areas that need to be addressed.”

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