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Port talk tough with Hawks over Burgoyne

By Roger Vaughan 05/10/2009 08:46:47 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn are prepared to introduce another AFL club into negotiations as Port Adelaide play hard ball over Shaun Burgoyne.

The Power have effectively given the Hawks a Tuesday deadline to come up with an acceptable deal for the premiership player and 2006 All-Australian.

Burgoyne wants to join a Melbourne club and prefers Hawthorn.

While the Power and Hawks described their talks on Monday as cordial, Port are demanding a quality player along with Hawthorn's first-round pick in return for Burgoyne.

Hawthorn have so far ruled out Port's enquires about Jordan Lewis, Ryan Schoenmakers and Grant Birchall.

The AFL trade week officially started on Monday and, following the initial round of meetings, Port football manager Peter Rohde said several clubs have expressed interest in Burgoyne.

"There's a fair amount of goodwill, we'd hope we get a deal done as the week goes on, but I can't promise we will," Rohde said.

"The argument is going to be about the quality of the player who comes with the pick.

"That will go on for a little while, but other clubs have come in and offered first-round picks and good-quality players.

"We'll be meeting again with Hawthorn in the next 24 hours and if it progresses, it progresses - if it doesn't, we're going to have to go elsewhere."

Hawks personnel manager Chris Pelchen remains bullish about the prospects for potentially the biggest trade this week and said they were prepared to involve other clubs.

"The meeting with Port went quite well, the discussions were amicable and we'll have more discussions later in the week ... I am quite confident," he said.

Essendon could be the biggest threat to Hawthorn's interest in Burgoyne, with the Power meeting on Sunday with Bombers midfielder Andrew Lovett.

But Bombers coach Matthew Knights expects Burgoyne will go to the Hawks.

Also on Monday:

* Negotiations stalled between Sydney and the Western Bulldogs over former Swans co-captain Barry Hall.

The Swans dropped their demand from a second-round draft pick to a third-round selection, but the `Dogs remain prepared to pick up Hall through the pre-season draft.

"We think maybe it needs a little bit more, so there's a bit of work to do," said Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade.

* Carlton chief executive Greg Swann said there was still no progress over a trade for controversial full-forward Brendan Fevola.

Jeanne Pratt, the wife of former Blues president Richard Pratt, said on Monday that she hopes Fevola stays at the club.

The Pratts are revered at Carlton and Jeanne's comments follow a groundswell of support among fans for the Fevola trade not to happen.

"I don't think any club can afford to do without somebody who can kick 90 goals in a season - I hope it all pans out well for him," Jeanne told Channel Nine.

* Seven players are bound for new clubs already as the AFL's coming expansion into the Gold Coast and western Sydney makes an impact.

Mindful of the thinner pool of draft talent over the next few years, clubs are now more prepared to trade for players.

A complicated deal has sent Brisbane youngster Bradd Dalziell to West Coast, while the Eagles' Brent Staker and Mark Seaby will go to the Lions along with Sydney's Amon Buchanan.

North Melbourne defender Josh Gibson will join Hawthorn and former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean was confirmed as a Carlton recruit.

Richmond defender Andrew Raines will go to the Lions.

* Sydney are trying to secure a deal for ruckman Darren Jolly, who wants to move to Melbourne for family reasons.

"There's no panic from our point of view, if we can get the deal done by the end of the week, we'll try to help Darren out," coach Paul Roos said.

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