Melbourne have reportedly rejected Fremantle’s offer of pick No.11 and a future second-round selection for spearhead Jesse Hogan.
The deal is understood to be the Dockers’ first official offer to the Demons, who appear set on receiving a pick in the draft’s top 10 for the 23-year-old key forward.
Hogan toured the Dockers’ Cockburn facilities last week but has yet to publicly declare he wants to shift home to WA with a year still to run on his Demons contract.
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However the two clubs are openly discussing a deal for him. The news of the Demons rejecting the offer was reported by multiple outlets on Thursday afternoon.
A report on The Herald Sun raised a move to West Coast next year as a possibility for Hogan should the Dockers fail to get a deal done before next Wednesday’s trade deadline.
Fremantle traded away their No.6 draft pick to Port Adelaide on Thursday morning, leaving pick No.11 as their first selection but arming them with two second-round picks to use in negotiations.
The club could possibly get back into the top-10 at this year’s draft if they agree to shift Lachie Neale to Brisbane in return for pick No.5.