Essendon has released the following statement about Brisbane's Dayne Beams:
Essendon Football Club wishes to clarify media reports relating to Brisbane Lions midfielder Dayne Beams.
The club has not made any contact with Beams, his management or the Brisbane Lions about a trade to Essendon.
Essendon GM of List and Recruiting Adrian Dodoro confirmed the recent reports were incorrect.
“As we do every year, as a club, we will look to improve our list via the trade, free agency and draft periods,” Dodoro said on Thursday.
“Dayne Beams is obviously a quality player and person, but he is not someone we are actively pursuing and we have not approached him or his management about returning to Melbourne.”