Swans chief executive Tom Harley has ruled out any approach to Jordan De Goey but said discussions with Lance Franklin on a contract extension are progressing well.
De Goey is off contract with Collingwood at the end of the season and the restricted free agent, who has regularly found trouble, could be on the hunt for a new home. But Harley said the Swans would not pursue the forward-midfielder.
“No, we wouldn’t be looking at Jordan De Goey. With our list, we are coming through with a list that we want to keep together. Part of that is salary-cap management, part of that is the needs you have at any particular time, so I wouldn’t have (thought so),” Harley told 3AW.
Franklin’s nine-year, $10 million contract that he signed to move from Hawthorn to Sydney as a free agent in 2013 is due to expire at the end of the season. The champion forward is keen to play on, and the Swans are supporting this.
“We are really, really, there is a lot of goodwill with conversations that we are having behind closed doors with Lance. I think everyone would like Lance to play and, all things being equal, he does,” Harley said.
“He has had a really good year. He is lean, he is fit, he is playing a significant leadership role in our forward line.”
Harley, meanwhile, confirmed he had been approached to apply to replace Gillon McLachlan as AFL chief executive, and was going through the process.