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Report: Collingwood threatens to keep Grundy after Demons reject latest trade proposal


Melbourne has denied Collingwood’s latest trade proposal that would see Brodie Grundy land at the Demons, according to a report in The Age.

It’s left Collingwood threatening to hang onto the contracted ruckman.

The Magpies have consistently demanded a top-25 pick for Grundy. The club is keen to offload him given the 28-year-old is reportedly on between $900,000-$1,000,000 annually and is believed to be happy to pay a portion of his contract going forward.

Melbourne’s negotiations began by offering pick 27, which was rejected. But after completing the trade that sent Luke Jackson to Fremantle and receiving pick 13, Collingwood proposed a trade that would see Melbourne slide from 13 to 16 in the first round of the draft, as well as handing over pick 27.

But The Age reports this deal has been denied by the Demons.

Despite the trade being mooted for months, the club is reportedly prepared to hold onto the two-time All-Australian.

The two clubs have until 7:30pm AEDT to sort a trade before the deadline on Wednesday night.

Former Collingwood recruiter Matt Rendell suggested earlier on Monday that the Magpies no longer have the cap space to keep Grundy.


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