Those in Port Adelaide co-captain Ollie Wines’ camp have reportedly made an approach to Carlton, according to Sam Edmund.
His report in the Herald Sun suggests the Blues were asked to make an offer to the Power for Wines, but ultimately opted not to.
Carlton is deep in negotiations with Gold Coast, Sydney and Adelaide for Jack Martin, Tom Papley and Eddie Betts respectively, and will likely give up significant draft capital for the first two.
Former Power star Kane Cornes believes this is a worry for Port, if true.
“Power captain seeking a trade not ideal for the club if true,” Cornes tweeted.
Wines grew up in Victoria as a Carlton supporter. He is contracted with Port through to the end of 2022.
Port Adelaide has responded to this report with the following statement:
Port Adelaide is aware of recent media speculation relating to Ollie Wines’ future at the club.
As a principle, the club is generally reluctant to respond to rumours involving its players throughout the AFL trade period.
However, in this instance, given Ollie is the current co-captain of the club, Port Adelaide believes it is important to confirm that at no stage has Ollie requested a trade from our club.
Equally, at no stage has Port Adelaide contemplated trading Ollie to any other club and he remains a required player.