Essendon have denied they are going after Brisbane’s Dayne Beams.
It was reported by Tom Morris on Sportsday last night that the Bombers were looking at a trade for the star Lions midfielder.
However, Bombers list manager Adrian Dodoro has played down such suggestions.
“As we do every year, as a club, we will look to improve our list via the trade, free agency and draft periods,” Dodoro said in a statement today.
“Dayne Beams is obviously a quality player and person, but he is not someone we are actively pursuing and we have not approached him or his management about returning to Melbourne.”
28-year-old Beams, who relinquished the Brisbane captaincy to Dayne Zorko this season, continues to be linked with a return to Victoria where he enjoyed success winning a premiership with Collingwood in 2010.
He played 110 games for the Magpies before returning home to Queensland to join the Lions in 2014.