Talks are ongoing between Collingwood and Hawthorn over Brownlow medalist Tom Mitchell.
Magpies list manager Graham Wright, formerly of the Hawks, said work still needed to be done over the next 24 hours but he liked the idea of a boost to the club’s clearance stocks.
“I’m not sure, would be the short answer, we’ve had some interest in Tom,” he said.
“We weren’t a great clearance or center bounce team this year and Tom has obviously been productive in that area throughout his career
“We’re still in talks with them, but we’ll see where they go in the next 24 hours.
Collingwood have brought in Bobby Hill and Billy Frampton in trades, Dan McStay in free agency and have moved Brodie Grundy to Melbourne in exchange for pick 27.
Wright said Brayden Fiorini is less likely to leave the Gold Coast, who were happy for him to look around but also keen for him to stay.
“It won’t be us, I think Brayden will,” he said.