Jake Carlisle will remain with the Saints in 2020, despite talk he has been placed on the trade table.
The defender’s manager Anthony McConville confirmed they have been told he’s a required player.
“They want him to go on next year and we are happy for him to play there next year,” McConville told the Herald Sun.
“Outside of that we don’t know where the noise is coming from but we can’t stop that.
“His exit interview was very positive and we have agreed to visit things (with his contract) next year. That’s probably fair given his back injury this year. He has been an extremely resilient player.
“We will let the pre-season unfold and hopefully they will have a fit and healthy Jake Carlisle next year.”
The Saints today officially announced Brett Ratten as senior coach and have been strongly linked with Adelaide key defender Alex Keath.