IN PLAY: Ryan Harwood, Jono Freeman, Jarrad Jansen, Josh Clayton, Blake Grewar (delisted). Tom Rockliff is a restricted free agent who has declared Port Adelaide as his preferred destination. The Lions will not match Power’s offer. Stefan Martin and Josh Schache are constantly linked to moves to Victoria, but the Lions have heard nothing official from either. Luke Hodge is joining on a two-year deal. He should be massive for a young squad eager to improve. Crow Charlie Cameron wants to come, but Adelaide will play hardball. With Mason Cox rejecting overtures, the Lions have turned their attention to Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Lobbe. DRAFT PICKS: 1, 12, 18, 41, 73, 91, 109. GONE: Dennis Armfield (retired), Daniel Gorringe (retired), Matthew Korcheck (retired), Kristian Jaksch (delisted), Liam Sumner (delisted), GONE: Jesse White (retired). IN PLAY: Lachlan Keeffe and Ben Sinclair are free agents without contracts for next year. Jackson Ramsay, Jarryd Blair and Henry Schade are others also uncontracted. THE TARGETS: The Magpies have key-position players at both ends on their shopping list. They were in the market for Adelaide’s Jake Lever, but he has nominated Melbourne as his preferred destination. Jake Stringer also looks set to play elsewhere, leaving limited options for Collingwood. DRAFT PICKS: 6, 36, 54, 59, 78, 96, 114, 132 GONE: Jobe Watson, James Kelly, Yestin Eades, Brent Stanton (retired); Heath Hocking (delisted). IN PLAY: Aaron Francis has requested a trade home to a South Australian club after a disappointing second season at Tullamarine. The 2015 No.6 draft pick was secured as part of the Jake Carlisle deal but has played only five games. The powerful defender is contracted for two more seasons but his exit could help the Bombers work other deals. THE TARGETS: Destination club. That’s what we’re calling Essendon now as it homes in on Jake Stringer (Bulldogs), Devon Smith (GWS Giants) and Adam Saad (Gold Coast). It’s a clear signal of intent from Essendon as it looks to challenge the top four next season. They all have exciting offensive capabilities, but list guru Adrian Dodoro faces a huge challenge finalising deals for all three. The Dons have picks 11, 28, 46 and 65. That’s where another top-20 pick for Francis will help. DRAFT PICKS: 11, 28, 46, 65, 83, 101, 119.
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