Collingwood’s 2012 Copeland Trophy winner Dayne Beams has asked the Magpies for a trade to a Queensland club.
The Queenslander is contracted to the Magpies for 2015.
His brother Claye plays for the Brisbane Lions, while the league’s other Queensland-based club Gold Coast could also be an option for the 24-year-old midfielder.
Beams has told Collingwood family reasons have influenced his decision to seek a trade.
“We want Dayne to stay,” Collingwood’s football director Rodney Eade said on Wednesday night in a statement.
“We understand his personal situation and will be working with him and his management, as we do all our players, to find an outcome that may give him more time with his family and remain a Collingwood player for 2015 and beyond.”
InDaily understands the Beams request relates to his father’s serious illness.
The trade request comes as another key Magpie meets with other clubs in his search for a new home.
Heritier Lumumba has met with Melbourne coach Paul Roos and has also attracted the interest of North Melbourne.
Fairfax Media reports West Coast may also be keen on the hard-running defender.
Fox Footy’s AFL 360 reported last night Collingwood are looking at a possible straight swap of Lumumba for Melbourne’s key forward Mitch Clark, who has battled mental-health issues.
The battle for Essendon’s Paddy Ryder continued yesterday with Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley due to meet Ryder today.
Port’s in a three way contest of interest with Brisbane and Greater Western Sydney; the possible Beams move to Brisbane, however, may cut the options.
Port made some room on its list yesterday, delisting three players – Brent Renouf, Campbell Heath and Cam Hitchcock.
Hinkley praised the players for their hard work and dedication to improve the club.
“We wish them all the best for their futures and I’d like to thank the boys for their hard work and commitment to the club,” Hinkley said.
“It’s always tough when people leave the club but unfortunately these are the decisions that have to be made this time of year.
“However, all of these players, like the hundreds before them, will remain part of the Port Adelaide family forever.”
Hinkley said all three players had suffered significant injuries during their time at the club, making it difficult for them to have the impact they would have liked.
Former club captain Dom Cassisi will also come off the list after retiring in Round 18.
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