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Trade Winds: October 8, 2019

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs.

All the action of the Telstra AFL Trade Period kicked off on Monday, while free agency period has already seen several players move clubs.

AFL.com.au's Trade Winds will provide a round-up of the latest developments each morning until the end of Trade Period on Wednesday, October 16. 

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Treloar in No.1 trade twist

Collingwood briefly considered the prospect of trading star midfielder Adam Treloar to Gold Coast in exchange for the No. 1 pick in this year's NAB AFL Draft, according to News Corp.

The clubs reportedly held discussions in the latter part of the season and ramped up when the Magpies asked what they would have to give up to get the Suns' top pick.

The Suns are believed to have locked in Victorian prodigy Matt Rowell for the prized selection, but at some point either they or the Pies raised Treloar's name.

Multiple sources told News Corp that Collingwood had considered that scenario "for a little bit".

However, that possibility was shot down by Treloar, who refused to be part of any deal.

News Corp also revealed Treloar signed a four-year contract extension in July, tying him to the Magpies until the end of 2025.

Treloar, 26, was the AFL's top ball-winner this year with 789 possessions, averaging 33 a game. He finished fourth in the Woods' best and fairest.

He has spoken openly about his battles with his anxiety to live up to expectations, and of his love for his teammates.

"If it wasn't for them guys, the love and support from my teammates (I would have stopped playing)," Treloar told Fox Footy earlier this year.

"I love those guys, I love the Collingwood Football Club, I'm always going to be a black-and-white man. Still have my struggles, but from where I (was) 12 months ago I am that far ahead."

Cameron to remain a Giant, says teammate

Departing Giant Adam Tomlinson says there is "no way" star forward Jeremy Cameron will leave the club at the end of next season.

Cameron, who claimed the Coleman Medal this year and was a key to Greater Western Sydney's rise to its first Grand Final, will be out of contract at the end of 2020 but eight-year teammate Tomlinson believes rival clubs would be wasting their time trying to lure him back to Victoria.

"The man absolutely loves Sydney, he spends more time on his boat fishing than actually on dry land. I honestly can't see him leaving," new Melbourne recruit Tomlinson told Sportsday Radio.

"He's a massive part of the football club and, if you don't know him, he's the nicest person and there's no way I can see him playing footy anywhere else."

Suns want first-round pick for Martin

Carlton's hope of landing playmaking pair Tom Papley and Jack Martin has become complicated with Gold Coast saying Martin is worth a first-round pick.

According to The Age, the Blues have offered their future second-round choice for out-of-contract Martin, but the Suns have indicated that won't cut it – they want a first-rounder.

This muddies the waters for Carlton, which only has pick No.9 in the first round and will likely need to use that in any deal to secure wantaway Swan Papley.

However, Gold Coast would reportedly be open to receiving Carlton's future first round pick.

Injury could make Keath a Bulldog steal

The Western Bulldogs will try to snare Adelaide defender Alex Keath with a third-round pick – not a first-rounder as the Crows had originally hoped – given a lower-shin stress fracture will keep him grounded until at least late January.

The Age reports that the Bulldogs and St Kilda believed the injury required an operation, while the Crows had planned to manage the issue without taking the surgical route.

Given Keath is the Crows' responsibility until the end of October, they arranged the surgery and footed the bill for all associated costs.

Keath had originally intended to go on an overseas holiday but those plans were abandoned when the Bulldogs insisted he go under the knife immediately.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs