Fremantle has pulled out of the race for Jesse Hogan.
“We have been undertaking a due diligence process as part of a possible trade to secure Jesse Hogan,” Dockers footy boss Peter Bell said.
“As part of that process, we have had discussions with Jesse, the player’s management and Melbourne.
“While discussions were proceeding it became clear that what Melbourne would be seeking for a trade would not be possible for our club to meet.
“As such, we have informed Melbourne and Jesse’s management that we will not be continuing further with the due diligence process.”
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It had been heavily reported Fremantle offered pick 11 and a future second round pick for Hogan.
However, the Demons’ demands on Hogan were at least two first rounders.
Terry Wallace told NAB AFL Trade Radio he doesn’t blame the Dees for the stance they’ve made, believing the Dockers were underselling Hogan’s value.