Darcy Moore’s manager Liam Pickering says there’s been no dialogue between he and Richmond over a potential move for the Collingwood defender.
Channel Seven’s Tom Browne has reported that the Tigers will target Moore to replace retired defender Alex Rance and make a “substantial offer” to lure him to Punt Road.
Rance's shock retirement has freed up a reported $1.4 million in Richmond's salary cap for 2020 and 2021.
Moore, 24, is currently out of contract with Pickering revealing there’s “a bit of work to do” as talks with the Magpies remain ongoing.
“No I haven’t (spoken to Richmond),” Pickering told SEN Breakfast.
“We caught up again the other week, we’ve still got a bit of work to do. We’re negotiating, which means it’s nowhere near over the line.”
(1/2) Richmond’s main target to replace Alex Rance is out of contract pies star defender Darcy Moore. There are good ongoing discussions at Collingwood. Where Moore is still likely to stay.— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) February 17, 2020
(2/2) my understanding is the Tigers have or will make a substantial indicative offer as part of negotiations.— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) February 17, 2020
“I’m talking to Ned Guy (Collingwood’s list manager) all the time, him and I have a fantastic relationship. There are a number of things they are trying to do at the moment.
“A couple of people have asked me about that for probably the best part of two months … Richmond along with other clubs that have said they’ve apparently got interest.”
Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has reportedly taken a pay cut to create more salary cap space to help retain Moore and De Goey.
Listen to Liam Pickering's chat on SEN Breakfast in the player below